Preparing to welcome the Saviour of the World!  

Christmas is coming near! We prepare ourselves to welcome “Jesus, gentle and humble of heart – Saviour of the world”.  HE won’t be arriving like Santa Claus in a sleigh or down the chimney, with his bag full of beautiful gifts. It is Jesus who is the gift! Mary and Joseph offer him to us: naked and in a manger, far from crowds, from tinsel and garlands; coming to us simply in the middle of the night by the light of a star. The only gift that…

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Take the time to give thanks

60 years of fidelity to God! What a joy it was for the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Segonzac and Jonzac, their associates and the parish assembly, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Sister Marie-Yvonne Tendron on Sunday October 25, 2020. 60 years of faithfulness to God in the service of others, spending 37 of them in Africa.  And working devotedly with her sisters in the Segonzac parish for the last 10 years! As she said modestly in her word of thanks, she is…

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Reflections on racism

Recently I read an article on “white privilege” which is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the “inherent advantages possessed by a white person on the basis of their race in a society characterized by racial inequality and injustice.”  As I read the article, several memories darted through my mind like sparks. My friend Dominga, whose family migrated from Texas to Michigan to pick crops, told me of "colored water.” Her parents told her that she could drink from that water and not the other, both were…

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