Archive for November, 2016

“Homeless Jesus”

Monday, November 28th, 2016

 

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homeless-jesusA friend from Japan visited Sr. Susan Moran at Leander house in August.  He was offered a gift of the statue of “The Homeless Jesus” as symbol of their shared ministry.  Then a few weeks ago, Fr. Hiroaki Yoshiba, S.J. sent some photos of the statue placed in the soup kitchen in his parish.

 

When Sr. Susan shared her letter with me, I realized that I used to think that Jesus always reveals himself in something “BIG.”  But the truth is, most often we find Jesus in each other.  In other words, I need to give up grand expectations and see how extending simple hospitality to another deepens my awareness of Jesus.

Through “The Homeless Jesus” statue I realize how I am attracted to Jesus’ integrity which I see in his life through his teachings and his openness when he welcomed the poor, especially those who were victims of all forms of injustices.

Fr. Hiroaki during his visit with the OLMs.

Fr. Hiroaki during his visit with the OLMs.

 Lorie Nunez, olm

Thank You to our Partners with OLM Group!

Monday, November 21st, 2016


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Our OLM Christmas greetings go out in the mail this week!  We never could have done it without the help of our Partners with OLM Group.  Last month we gathered to stuff, label and stamp over 2000 pieces of mail.  Together we proved the adage that “Many hands make light the work.”  It seemed that in no time we had finished and it was time for our traditional pizza supper to reward ourselves for getting the job done.

 

Remembrance 2016

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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Whether we know it or not, we convey the presence of our loved ones who have gone before us. On the 13th of November, OLMs, families, relatives and friends gathered together at Leander house to remember those who have influenced our lives with their love and goodness.

 

Although, they have passed on, their lives continue to affect who we are and what we do.  So, it is our privilege to celebrate and thank God for them and the bond we have with them.

 

 

This gathering of remembrance has drawn us all to honour those persons whose goodness  encourages us to act on what we believe which in turn draws us ever closer to one another and to God.

Remembrance 2016

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