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First Profession of our Novices in Jerusalem First Profession of our Novices in Jerusalem

Joy for Sion, Church and Jewish Christian Dialogue! Four Sisters from three countries make their Religious commitment to witness in the Church and in the world that God continues to be faithful in his love for the Jewish people and to hasten the fulfillment of the promises concerning the Jews and the Nations ! Sisters: Andrea Chacón (Costa Rica), Nancy Mena (Costa Rica), Lúcia de Fátima (Brasil) and María Odor Malua (Indonesia) has pronounced their First Vows in Ein Kerem on the 2nd of February for three years. We wish them lots of blessings and moments of joy in their journey in Sion! If you would like to see the film with that moment have a look at:
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Scriptural Reasoning at WCLS Scriptural Reasoning at WCLS

On the 27 of January I was invited by the interfaith group ‘Marylebone Scriptural Reasoning’ to be the Christian speaker, with a Muslim and a Jew at Central West London Synagogue on a theme ‘Environment’. The method that is used for this kind of interfaith meetings is called Scriptural Reasoning. Jews, Muslims and Christians gather together to study each other’s’ sacred texts, and through textual studies get to know each others tradition better. This method: “unlike some forms of inter-faith engagement, it is not about seeking agreement but rather exploring the texts and their possible interpretations across faith boundaries, and learning to ‘d...
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47th Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture 47th Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture

  Jews, Christians and the Reformation :  Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in the context of the Jewish Christian Relationship   Speakers :  Rabbi Sybil Sheridah Rabbi at the West London Synagogue Dr Volker Haarmann Pastor for Jewish Christian Relations, Department of Theology and Ecumenism, Protestant Church of the Rhineland Chair :  Dr Harriet Crabtree OBE Director of the Inter Faith Network   Opening addresse by sr. Margaret Shepherd, NDS, 7th of June 2017     The past few weeks have been difficult and painful for us all and we mourn the loss of life and injuries susta...
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„Go and proclaim!“ 2017 „Go and proclaim!“ 2017

Closing our canonical year and beginning of the apostolic year  “I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above everything” Psalm 138, 1-2 On April 4th we officially closed our canonical year. Since the morning, this was a special day because our dear community decorated the house and prepared a tasty breakfast for us. Each one received a pair of sandals as a symbol of our next step, the apostolic year. The sandals are an invitation to leave our place in order t...
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THE CONGREGATION HAS BEEN AWARDED THE CARDINAL BEA INTERFAITH AWARD 07/02/2017: General House - Rome   This morning, February 7th,  the Congregational Leadership Team, Adriana (Costa Rica), Marie Lise (France and other European Countries), Clare (UK) and Mary (Canada-US)  met delegates from the Anti-Defamation League (United States) to speak about the work of the Congregation in the parts of the world they come from.   At the end of the meeting they received from the ADL the Cardinal Bea Interfaith Award on behalf of the whole Congregation, including those who have gone before us.
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