Monday, November 23, 2015

Our Thanksgiving Prayer
In all circumstances give thanks,
For this is the Will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Good and gracious God, we come before you today united 
With all who give You thanks and praise.  
Fill us with Gratitude for Your many blessings.

We thank You in particular for the gifts of family, friends and all our collaborators in the Mission of Jesus Christ.  Help us to pray daily for the grace to serve You in response to Your call to ‘Come and Follow’.
  
The Cluny Sisters
Wish you and all your families peace, joy and the goodness of God’s Love.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Awareness  : In Plain Sight, But Hidden Exploitation
  • From Guatemala to the US for Work
  • Exploitation of Temporary Visa Holders
  • Labor Trafficking and Temporary Work Visas
  • Human Trafficking Survivor Suffers Further Wage Theft
  • Help to Persons Entering the U.S. on Temporary Visas

Advocacy    : 
  • SB 657: Why Businesses Have a Stake in Supply Chain Transparency
  • Working Against Labor Trafficking in Europe
  • Palo Alto, CA & Super Bowl 50
  • Corporate Stance Against Human Trafficking
  • 'Collaborating Against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices'

Action         :

  • Business Sustainability Begins With Fair Hiring
  • Brazil and U/S. Labor

Monday, November 16, 2015

One in Heart and Mind

  
The Province of the USA & Canada
unite in heart and mind with our Sisters in Paris,
the peoples of Paris and all throughout the world who seek peace in the midst of horrendous terror and great evil. 

We hold one another
and the leaders of all nations in solidarity and prayer.

Remembering all those who lost their lives
in Paris on Friday, November 13th.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


“Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church
might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.
It is journey that begins with a spiritual conversion.”
Pope Francis

The Holy Year of Mercy begins on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. Pope Francis implores us to rediscover the mercy of God and to shower that mercy on all we encounter.

Begin your journey through this Holy Year by experiencing a free live webinar:

Advent Action: Open the Doors of Mercy

Presented by Sr. Terry Rickard, OP
President and Executive Director, RENEW International
December 1 at 3pm EST

This webinar will reflect on the Year of Mercy and give parishes practical suggestions on how to bring mercy into people’s hearts and homes in this special season.

Sr. Terry is the author of The Living Gospel, a daily spiritual reflection guide for this Advent. This webinar is offered in collaboration with Ave Maria Press.

Join us for this live event and register now at  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3885500739269528065

As we enter into this Holy Year of Mercy, we are also sharing weekly spiritual reflections on themes of mercy. You can read and subscribe at blog.renewintl.org.


Saturday, November 7, 2015



Awareness  : Slavery in Times of War: Exploitation and Trafficking
  • 'Comfort Women' in World War II [Japan]
  • U.S. Military Then and Now
  • U.N. Recommends the U.S. Military Confront Its Sexual-Assault Problem
  • U.N, Peacekeeping Forces
  • ISIS in the Middle East
    • Sex Slaves as 'Prizes by ISIS in Koran Contest
Advocacy    :  United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

  • New Goals for the Global Community

Action         :

  • 'Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Global Overview and Implications for the Security Sector' (2007 Report)
  • Half the Sky Movement [Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide]

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Is God Calling You?
  
Join us this week in praying for an increase of religious vocations to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny.

Prayer for Vocations

O Blessed Anne-Marie, 
your desire was to know and do 
the Holy Will of God in all things.
May I too …
pray to be enflamed by that same call,
believe in the dignity of all peoples,
search for God’s Will in the challenges of my day,
work to promote freedom from oppression,
risk all to announce the Good News of Jesus Christ.
May I, like you,
serve the Church and the world today.

  

Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny
Province of USA and Canada
ClunyUSandCanada.blogspot.com