Archive for December, 2010

OLM’s attend the Culmination of Mindanao Week of Peace

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Sisters Lorie Nuñez, Mary Gauthier and Christine Gebel attended the culmination ceremonies of Mindanao Week of Peace in Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines, last December 1, 2010.  Included among the many good speakers was Joan Gairan a young woman from the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous People in Mindanao.  Speaking in the local language, Joan shared the dreams for peace of indigenous youth.  She also mentioned the following teaching of her indigenous elders:

Without the forest there is no land,

     without land there is no culture,

          without culture there is no vision,

               without vision there is no people.

Joan Gairan - Culmination Ceremonies of Mindanao Week of Peace


Thank you to Fr. Dave Warren SFM for his assistance in translation.

Thank you to the Friends of OLM!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Friends of OLM are a group in the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocese who publish and mail the annual OLM Christmas Newsletter.  Once again, we are grateful for all their work.

Below is a scan of our latest December 2010 Newsletter:  (Click “FS” to get a full-screen image)