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Water: Sacred and Profaned

On Feb. 9, 2006, some 35 Sisters gathered for a celebration of water, and parts of the video, named in the title above, were shown.  A couple of quotes from this wonderful video will make you want to rush to see it:

“What we are trying to do is to deepen our consciousness of water, and by  doing so, hoping to effect a different and more consequent stewardship of this element of water as a purveyor of life.  It is a sacred element.  We must find the sacred in it again.”

“Water is sacred as water, and not just for some human purpose.”

An Unusual Ministry - A Horse Show in Haiti

On Dec. 11, 2005, a wonderful event took place here in Haiti in the midst of all the violence. A horse show with a difference took place at Henfrasa Horse Club. The difference was that many of the participants were handicapped children, most of them from the large orphanage of NPF (Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs).

Working for Peace

In a Mi’kmaq village in New Brunswick, William Payne falls sick while being part of a violence-reduction team sent by Christian Peacemaker Teams. He receives an herbal remedy from the chief’s sister for his flu and recovers. When he thanks Kwegsi at the band office the next day, the chief laughs and says to the young people with him, “ We never learn. For 500 years when they get sick, we give them medicine!”

Christmas at Hôpital Saint Damien: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

You could feel an atmosphere of anxious waiting on Christmas morning as you walked the halls. The children, especially the older ones on the fourth floor, were filled with joy and expectancy. They couldn’t wait for Papa Noël to come.

Spiritual Spa: Feast of Light

Mustard Seed’s second Spiritual Spa attracted almost 30 people on the evening of Dec. 8, 2005. They came to pray, relax, create art, and just slow things down during an impossibly busy month. Participants chose two of the six different workshops. Here are a few visuals from this soothing and spiritual evening:

 

 

 



Sr. Gwen Smith welcomed one and all to the Spiritual Spa.

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