How Our Charisms Are Carried Forward

BACAR has a theme of action for the year 2018-2019 particularly with homelessness, immigration and trafficking. After the last DG which focused on Joan Chittester’s article Let the Call Be Heard

 At the last meeting the time spent in reflection and discussion was rich and reminded of us our deep commitment to the individual charisms embedded in each of our congregations. It is also true that this affirmation inspires each of us to continue the Call with renewed energy and focus, particularly as we share compassionate goals. Mark Piper in his article found in the NCR, August 23, 2018 says The largest factors that attract new associates are: 

    • The community’s spirituality
    • A personal desire for a deeper spiritual life
    • The community’s mission
    • A personal desire to be of service.
To read Mark’s article Click Here
Join Us at these BACAR Discussion Groups                                                                                                        September 8, 2018 at 1399 Santee Drive, San Jose. Topic: Homelessness
May 18, 2019 (at either Holy Spirit in Campbell or Notre Dame Province Center)
September 21, 2019: BACAR Conference tentatively at Villa Maria del Mar in Santa Cruz.
We decided to go with 3 meetings instead of 4 this coming year, and one of these will be an event rather than a discussion group. It is not firm yet but tentatively a movie on trafficking at Notre Dame HS Belmont in their theater for January. Not definite!!)

Newsletter from Catholic Network to End Human Trafficking — CNEHT.      Click on link below

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South Bay BVM Associate Gathering.Met in person and via Zoom on May 15, 2017 They discussed Thomas Plante’s article on Resistance.                                                              
If you would like the written materials or have problems getting on Zoom email  Elizabeth

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious recently published an article on resistance. “Resistance as a response to injus- tice and social sin has received a surprising signal boost in 2017. From protests against police brutal- ity and executive orders, to creative displays at marches for women’s rights or climate justice, or even as
a trending hashtag on social media, resistance is suddenly on the radar of the body politic.” To read full article LCWR_rta4-17

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