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Thursday, May 31, 2012

General Chapter Photos

Photos of the General Chapter 
can be found at the following link:

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

General Chapter Opens in Paris, France

A few sisters from India gather at the front door of the Motherhouse.

On Sunday, May 27th, the General Chapter of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny opened with the celebration of Pentecost.  The General Chapter is a meeting that takes place once every six years with delegates from around the world gathering to set the direction of the congregation for the next six years. At this Chapter we have 90 delegates representing France and Switzerland; Spain; Portugal; Ireland and Great Britain; Angola and Guinea Bissau; Madagascar; Reunion; India and Nepal; New Zealand and Philippines; United States and Canada; Antilles and Guyane;  Haiti; Peru and Cuba; Senegal, Niger and Mali; West Africa; Central Africa; Seychelles and Tanzania; the Pacific; Brazil; Guinea; Mozambique; St. Pierre and Miquelon; Paraguay and Argenina; Australia and Papua New Guinea. There are 44 English speaking delegates, 27 French speaking delegates, 12 Portuguese speaking delegates and 7 Spanish speaking delegates. Truly a world wide gathering!

After a week of retreat, the work of the chapter begins. Keep us in your prayers as we seek the way forward!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cluny Connections Spring Newsletter

The spring issue of Cluny Connections is now available on our website. Use the Cluny Connections link to download or view. The following articles are in this Issue:
  • A Cluny Affiliate Reflects on the Charism
  • From the Editor’s Desk
  • Creating a Circle of Love
  • In Memoriam: Sister Rose Roffelsen and Affiliate Mary Gagne
  • Cluny Around the World ... Tanzania
  • Cluny School Musical A Success

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 2012 issue of STOP TRAFFICKING

What do libraries and airlines have to do with trafficking? 
Read this month's issue of Stop Trafficking to find out!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Feastday to Cluny Sisters Around the World

On 12 May 1807, nine young women pronounced their vows of religion before the Bishop of Autun in St. Peter’s Church, Chalon. "Now we are religious !" wrote Sister Anne Marie Javouhey who from now own could give free rein to her dynamic spirit. She obtained permission to use the Autun seminary which had become national property and there she educated young girls and trained them for manual work.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Grandmothers Receive Award from NGO

On May 6th, 2012 the Partnership for Global Justice, the NGO that represents us at the United Nations, presented their 9th Annual Justice Award to The International Council of Thirteen Indigenious Grandmothers. In the fall of 2004, these women gathered from all over the world, thirteen indigenous Grandmothers from Alaska, North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia. They came together at the Tibet House Menla Mountain Retreat center in upstate New York. Within three days they formed a Global Alliance for the good of all beings. To read more about these amazing grandmothers follow this link.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cluny May Calendar

May's FREEDOM focus is that of the human person made in the image of God and the blessing of family life! Click on each calendar page to see a larger version!

The link highlighted this month takes you to 'Learning More About Catholic Social Teachings: Call to Family, Commuity and Participation.'