Bethanie Sulleza rscj (PHI) visited Japan from September 8 to October 26. She shares with us some of her experiences and reflections.
Less than a year ago, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit at the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. From India, Sophia Nelliekunnel rscj participated in relief operations; from the Philippines, Lydia Collado rscj and Sandra Clemente rscj facilitated a Psychological First Aid trainors’ training.
Rachel Guillien rscj (BFN) shares this reflection after her international experience in the Philippines and Indonesia.
"Like the Samaritan woman we are invited to deep engagement with Jesus as we welcome new life for the emerging future.... We are called to be evangelizers who preach the gospel with joy...."
Sol Navidad rscj (PHI)
"What is transforming is the direct encounter with real persons, and the insight that comes when hearts are touched." Saiko Kobari writes about the impact of the exposure program to the Philippines of the Sacred Heart High Schools of Japan.
The Sacred Heart School Heads of Asia and Australia-New Zealand came together in Seoul, Korea on 29 September to 2 October for a conference on Peace Education.
I guess, from the very start of wanting to become a religious sister, was the desire to be a missionary. I vividly remember that intimate moment when I received my first holy communion and with my heart burning saying to Jesus whom I had just received, that I would give myself entirely to him and be a missionary beyond the boundaries of my country in faraway distant lands. Later that far away land I identified as Africa. I was going to go, love and serve in Africa! Yes, that is how Jesus lured me.
Ten years ago, Tahanan ng Mahal na Puso (Sacred Heart Home) was born. Let us celebrate this "bridge of hope" in Montalban (Philippines). View the video that shares this joy, hope, and gratitude.....
Nine months have passed since Supertyphoon Yolanda hit the Philippines. Rehabilitation efforts continue. Yuka Arita RSCJ, District Treasurer of the Philippines, makes an account of how donations have been used.