Articles, Videos, Prayers to lighten the way.

The Diocese of Monterey has prepared this video on Race and Racism Through the Lens of Catholic Social Teaching, Moderated by Deacon Warren During these days of remembering George Floyd we ponder what is our responsibility? On this page you will find some articles, videos, prayers that might be of assistance. Might this be aContinue reading “Articles, Videos, Prayers to lighten the way.”

BACAR Forum Facilitators Report June, May, April

BACAR has held 3 Virtual Forums during these past months. The over riding topic has been the present Covid-19 how it is affecting our lives what is our response to the situation. Our next Zoom Forum will be Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The topic has yet to be determined. Return to this site for moreContinue reading “BACAR Forum Facilitators Report June, May, April”

Simone Campbell, SSS at 2019 September BACAR Presentation

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK was the presenter at BACAR’s 21st Gathering at Notre Dame High School, in Belmont, CA on September 21, 2019. Simone shared her insights on the intersection of faith, contemplation, and doing justice. Simone reminded the assembled that Prayer is not a private practice, but rather one thatContinue reading “Simone Campbell, SSS at 2019 September BACAR Presentation”

Mother Marie-Rose Durocher: Sent to Cast Servant-Leadership Fire

Mother Marie-Rose Durocher(1811-1849)was a servant-leader who demonstrated a natural desire to serve which ultimately manifested itself in her commitment to education for young women. Best known as the first Canadian foundress of a teaching order in Canada, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Mother Marie-Rose surmounted many obstaclesContinue reading “Mother Marie-Rose Durocher: Sent to Cast Servant-Leadership Fire”

BACAR Board Members attend NACAR Retreat in Racine, WI

  Forty people, from California to Maryland, gathered at the beautiful SienaRetreat Center, on Lake Michigan, in Racine, Wisconsin from May 21 through May 24, 2018.  We came together for a NACAR Associate Leadership retreat entitled Pursuing Peace: Co-Creating the Beloved Community facilitated by Louise Lears, SC. Perfect place, perfect time, perfect people – perhaps oneContinue reading “BACAR Board Members attend NACAR Retreat in Racine, WI”

Advocacy for Migrants and Homeless

Associates of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur traveled to San Diego for an immersion experience with those who are Homeless at Father Joe’s Villages. This complex is named after Father Joe Carroll who initiated this organization. -Submitted by Sabrina Harper, Associate of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur  On February 19, ourContinue reading “Advocacy for Migrants and Homeless”

Associate and Religious Celebrations

Sister Pat Bombard, BVM gave a presentation in Nairobi, Kenya to Sisters who feted her at the end of the Workshop. Sister Pat teaches at DePaul University, Chicago and does outreach in Kenya and China. Click on Arrows to the top left to make video full screen. Sr. Patricia M. Bombard, BVM, D.Min. Director ofContinue reading “Associate and Religious Celebrations”

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 individualContinue reading “How Our Charisms Are Carried Forward”