Family meals provide an opportunity for family members to come together, strengthen ties and build better relationships. They build a sense of belonging which leads to better self-esteem. Family meal time gives parents a chance to be role models where they can set an example of healthy eating and engaging conversation. Most importantly, it helps build family relationships and harmony.
We’re sending our newsletter a day early in recognition of International Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significantly, it is a day to come together and celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
This year the theme is ‘Break the Bias’. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.
So today I take the opportunity to recognise and thank the many women who have worked at Majellan. Working mostly in the background they have contributed greatly to the smooth operation for over 70 years. So on behalf of the Redemptorists may I thank you all for your many years of service.
Grant, O God, that all may recognize women as equal partners in creation.
By the grace of the Holy Spirit, empower women at home, at work,
in government, and in the hierarchies of churches, temples, mosques, synagogues, and all other places of worship.
Provide safety and protection, O Gracious Divinity, and inspire just laws against all forms of violence against women.
We ask this through Christ our Redeemer,
A very happy, blessed and safe International Women’s Day.
This week's articles
We are on a mission to reunite families at the Dinner Table.
Join us at The Dinner Table and to help families reconnect and communicate more effectively.
We want to help families be closer, sharing and loving. The Dining Table is not only an area for eating but a place for gathering, sharing, communicating and where relationships grow.
Here we will share ideas that will help make gathering around the table enjoyable and meaningful for all members of your family and we invite you to share your ideas and what have worked – and not worked for you.
Let us not forget the suffering and lives lost due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
We have created a live timer that displays the elapsed time since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It is a reminder of the lives lost and suffering it has caused.
The timer will continue until the war ends.
Leave a comment of support.
Pray for the people of Ukraine. Pray for peace.
In this three part series we explore the morality of war in the 21st century. – “When the reports from the Ukraine appear on the television news at night, I have to mute the sound. I can’t bear to watch the suffering. The bombed-out buildings and the swollen, teary eyes of terrified small children.”
The phenomenon of ‘cancel culture’ on a moral level must raise questions. This concept, which started as a desire to remove the ‘like’ or ‘I like’ from a certain image or phrase on social media, has turned into “a dumping of something or someone. Rejecting an individual or an idea” imposing a unique culture. By Fr. Alfonso V. Amarante, C.Ss.R.
We publish the overview of the current situation and the response of the Ukrainian confreres to the humanitarian criris caused by Russian aggression, provided by Fr. Andriy Rak, C.Ss.R., provincial superior of the Lviv Province, in his letter sent in the morning on February 27.
Listen to 3 minute reflections. Written by Redemptorist priests.
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An insufferably pious bishop and one of his priests were playing golf. The priest was having a bad day. Every ball he hit would end up in the rough or a sand trap or a water hazard. He couldn’t take a trick. And every time it happened, the priest would utter a mild swear word. After each incident the bishop would admonish the priest.
“You keep swearing like that and God will punish you Father,” he warned. “You should be more like me and offer up your misfortunes to the Lord who will certainly repay you a hundredfold.”
But on the very next hole , the priest sliced the ball into a pond. He slammed his club down with utter indignation and shouted, “Blast.”
“Now Father,” the bishop said, “remember what I said. God will punish you for your sins. You need to be more holy, like me.”
Just then, a bolt of white lightning burst from the clouds and hit the bishop squarely in the head.
A deep voice bellowed from the clouds. “Blast. Missed again!”
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The week ahead....
|13 March||Sunday||2nd Sunday of Lent, Year C|
First: Gen 15:5-12,17-18;
Second: Phil 3:17 – 4:1 or 3:20 – 4:1;
Gospel: Lk 9:28-36
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