OLSH sisters Asia/Pacific/Australia meeting in Kiribati on Climate Change

January 18, 2017 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

The Sisters arrived at OLSH Convent Teaoraereke, Tarawa for the APA (Asia, Pacific, Australia) Conference on Monday 8th November. Sisters came from the Generalate, PNG, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Samoa, Marshall Islands and Australia joining the other local participating Kiribati sisters. There was such a wonderful welcome, beautiful Opening Mass and a lovely meal, with lots […]

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Plight of Lilisiana Village, Solomon Islands

December 12, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

Lilisiana Village lies on the island of Malaita, Solomon Islands. It is a small coastal village, low-lying and built around a mangrove swamp.  It is only about 115 km from the capital, Honiara. The people of Lilisiana are Catholic, quite poor and bewildered by the impact of rising tides through their village. Their cemetery on […]

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EVENT: Shared Voices for a Shared Future

November 17, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

Date: Thursday 24 November Time: 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start till 3.30pm Place: the Edmund Rice Centre 15 Henley Rd Homebush West (5 minutes from Flemington Station)   Our challenge in this global economy is to be mindful of the people and their communities that are confronted by devastation caused by climate change. […]

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A Lost Legacy

October 31, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose 2 Comments

This poem is written by Tulau Overhoff. Tulau, a student at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Pohnpei (Micronesia) submitted a poem for a contest on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations. His poem illustrates SDG #13 on climate change.   A Lost Legacy   In the heart of […]

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Dominican Family in the Solomon Islands

October 5, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

Climate change became a particular concern for our Dominican sisters and brothers (and the wider Solomon community) after the devastating tsunami in 2007 and subsequent cyclones. The impact of climate change was an early concern of the Kiribati Solomonese who were forced to leave the Phoenix Islands because the salinity of the water lenses in […]

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Pray for Our Pacific

August 28, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

You are invited to an event on Friday 2 September to join with others in reflection to address climate change. The details are attached here.

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Franciscan Study Guide

August 15, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose No Comments

THE CRY OF THE EARTH AND THE CRIES OF THE POOR An OFM Study Guide on the Care of Creation This resource has been developed to respond to the urgent Cry of the Earth and Cries of the Poor. You can view the document here

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“In truth, we can say that the Pacific was the birthplace of the congregation”.

August 5, 2016 By Sarah Menassa-Rose 1 Comment

The Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary have a long history of presence in the Pacific as accounted here by Janice Ruff smsm. MISSIONARY SISTERS OF THE SOCIETY OF MARY Historical connection: On October 25th 1846, Marie Françoise Perroton set foot on the island of Wallis in the South West Pacific after a voyage […]

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The Pacific Islands losing a way of life to climate change – in pictures

July 1, 2016 By Jo 1 Comment

The Pacific Islands losing a way of life to climate change – in pictures. People living in the Pacific are threatened by rising sea levels. Relocation may be their only option. This link is to photos from The Guardian showing the situation of those living in Kiribati and the Marshall Islands. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/mar/17/pacific-islands-losing-way-of-life-to-climate-change-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_link

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Break Free 2016

June 25, 2016 By Jo No Comments

This article was written for Pacific Climate Watch in May 2016 by Terese Corkish. Terese is the Youth Engagement Officer for Catholic Earthcare Australia. She has been involved in environmental education and advocacy for a number of years. On Mother’s Day, the 8th of May 2016, thousands of protestors from all over Australia descended on […]

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