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Monday, June 22, 2015

RENEW Dinner Gala

Evangelization Matters!
RENEW International

RENEW held its 16th Annual Dinner Gala at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey on June 4, 2015.  Sister Luke, Provincial of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny and Cluny sister, Sister Marie who is on mission with Renew International and spearheads their Renew Africa program, attended the Gala.

Renew International fosters spiritual renewal in the Catholic tradition by empowering individuals and communities to encounter God in everyday life, deepen and share faith, and connect faith with action.

We would like to add our congratulations to the three receiving awards this evening. Their story of faith and service and the way they connected faith to life is very inspiring.
    Gala Honorees: 
Sr. Mary Flood, O.P., M.D, PH.D
President’s Award
Tom Higgins
Spirit of Renew Award
Mario Paredes
Msgr. Thomas A. Kleissler Award
Follow the link for more information about RENEW International

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nepal in Recovery

While in Nepal, Cluny Sister Edel Rai, missioned in India, met a CTF medical team from South India. They were in need of someone who knew Nepali. Arangements were made for Sister Augustina Subba to join the group. The in-charge of the group were two Camillian priests and a brother.

“I am back to Darjeeling but my heart is in Nepal and trying to arrange for our sisters' involvement in relief work.”
       ~Sister Edel Rai, SJC~

CTF Report:

We the CTF conducted second day medical camp at Manbu VDC ward 3. We treated 141 patients. Some of the bedridden patients were brought to the camp by Nepal Army. They helped us and we salute them for the great humanitarian work done. We found even children with insomnia after the earthquake shock. Many couldn't even manage to get a TT injection. 

The success of today's camp was that we could gather many of the villagers in the evening and give them a health education through the help of Sr Augustina (Cluny) who joined from Gorkha district from the beginning of operation. 

Our service was greatly appreciated by the villagers. They welcomed us again to have similar programmes or even to visit them casually. We thank the Lord for His providential care. All the villagers for their great appreciation and support. Special thanks to Army men who helped us even to find cooking vessels, utensils and firewood.

“Nepal weeps... We pray to Lord our God might bless these mountains and valleys and all its inhabitants.” 
       ~Father Teji Thomas, MI, Group Leader~

*CTF is an organization that carries on the humanitarian mission of the Camillians, delivering relief (physical, psycho-emotional, social, spiritual) and empowering persons who are victims of natural and human-made disasters.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

May 2015 Stop Trafficking! Newsletter

Awareness  :
  •         Black Market for Body Parts Spreads Among the Poor
    o   Trafficking for Organ Trade
    o   Demand for organs: Growing Black Market
Advocacy    :

  • Declaration of istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
  • International Study on Organ Trafficking
  • Film: "Tales from the Organ Trade"

Action         :
  • Book: "The Kidney Sellers: A journey of Discovery in Iran"