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RSC’s in Los Angeles make the ‘news’ and enjoy celebrating!

Two Sisters of Charity recently made the news in ‘Tidings Online’, Southern California’s Catholic Weekly.
Sr. Eva Bryan was commissioned as a Pastoral Associate – read the article HERE - and Sr. Mary Murphy featured in an article about taking care of spiritual needs at Veteran Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System – read the article HERE.
And on a different note... read more about the Summer Bar-B-Que! 

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World Refugee Day - June 20th

This year's World Refugee Day on June 20 has as its theme, "Home," in recognition of the plight of more than 40 million uprooted people around the world. Around 10 million of them are refugees of special concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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World Day against Child Labor – June 12th

The World Day against Child Labour will be celebrated on 12 June 2010. It comes just one month after a major Global Conference on Child Labour is to be held in the Netherlands, the first event of its kind for more than 10 years. The 2010 World Day coincides with the football World Cup in South Africa. Go for the goal and show the red card to child labour!

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O’Brien Centre Officially Opened

One of Australia's first integrated mental health, drug and alcohol, community health facilities opened on 27th May 2010 and is named after a Sister of Charity.
The O’Brien Centre is named after Sr. Mary Francis De Sales (1809-1871), who was born Catherine O’Brien.  Inspired by Mother Mary Aikenhead, she arrived in Sydney in 1838 to establish the Congregation’s healing mission to the sick and poor.

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“Be The Change You Want To See In The World”

The Be The Change Initiative takes its inspiration from the words above from Mahatma Gandhi and works, primarily through symposiums, to root us in the reality of the crises we find ourselves in today (the depletion of Earth’s resources and the destructive effects of climate change), but the true aim of the symposium is to awaken us to the potential we have together to turn things around and to become a creative presence on the planet. 

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World Environment Day - 5th June

World Environment Day (WED) 2010 is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action.
Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

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UK - Medaille Trust Human Trafficking Prayer Cards

The TRAC Group (the campaigning arm of the Medaille Trust) has produced some prayer cards around human trafficking.  They are asking people to undertake to pray on a regular basis for trafficked people and for those who exploit them.  They would welcome anyone joining them in this campaign of prayer.  Click here for a PDF of the prayer cards.

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