Sion Solidário

“Sem dúvida a educação é a arte de guiar o desenvolvimento físico, intelectual e moral da pessoa humana, a arte de formar o adulto no estudante” Pe Teodoro Ratisbonne.

Deste 2012, o Colégio Sion do Rio de Janeiro – Brasil, na pessoa da Ir. Vaneide NDS, desenvolve atividades sociais com as crianças da Creche Sant´Anna, obra social da paróquia Cristo Redentor que atende crianças muito carentes das comunidades (favelas) da redondeza.

O projeto “Sion Solidário” concebe o trabalho voluntário como uma via de mão dupla na qual a troca (dar e receber) acontece em todo o processo para ambos os lados (crianças atendidas e alunos do Sion). O projeto dá oportunidade ao aluno de conhecer realidades diferentes da sua por meio de atividades que incentivam a partilha, a solidariedade e a cidadania. Nossos alunos aprendem a importância de doar-se aos outros e de acolhê-los como são.

A Creche Sant´Anna fica  próxima ao nosso Colégio e passa por algumas dificuldades por conta do grande número de crianças matriculadas e por sobreviver de doações. Começamos ajudando financeiramente essa Creche através de Bazares Beneficentes e, no decorrer do tempo, nossos alunos passaram a fazer visitas regulares bem como a receber as crianças da Creche em nosso Colégio para atividades lúdicas e partilha do lanche. Esse intenso trabalho resultou no engajamento das mães – projeto das Mães Solidárias.

Ir Vaneide NDS & Ir Jilvaneide NDS

General House – Rome

We present the list of Sisters who celebrate jubilees of religious life during the year 2017: 70, 60, 50 and 25 years of religious profession.

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Pope Francis stopped to pray

After celebrating Mass on New Year’s Day, on the feast of Mary, Most Holy Mother of God in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis stopped to pray in front of the painting of Our Lady taken from the Church of Sant’ Andrea delle Fratte. The picture was painted to represent Our Lady as she had appeared to Alphonse Ratisbonne in Sant’ Andrea on 20th January 175 years ago.

General House – Rome: The Congregation has been awarded the Cardinal Bea Interfaith Award

This morning, February 7th,  the Congregational Leadership Team, Adriana (Costa Rica), Marie Lise (France and other European Countries), Clare (UK) and Mary (Canada-US)  met delegates from the Anti-Defamation League (United States) to speak about the work of the Congregation in the parts of the world they come from.   At the end of the meeting they received from the ADL the Cardinal Bea Interfaith Award on behalf of the whole Congregation, including those who have gone before us.

SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF SION AND THE WRITING OF NOSTRA AETATE

Scholars have recently examined the work of several groups engaged in the intellectual projects that provided the foundation of Nostra Aetate and, in some cases participated in the writing process. The Sisters of Our Lady of Sion are one of these groups.

They are an international women’s religious congregation, originally founded with a perspective of conversion that, over the course of a century, developed a commitment to encounter, dialogue and friendship. This article looks at their work in the years preceding the Second Vatican Council, as well as the period of the Council. It then looks at four critical elements that, over the course of several decades allowed the Sisters to make the journey from conversion to dialogue: philosemitism, ressourcement, the Shoah, and the Affaire Finaly. Using administrative documents, it then traces the actual development of thinking from 1946 to 1964.

This exploration shows the Sisters’ work as being part of a larger context in which women and men, lay people and clergy, scholars and pastoral workers underwent a transformation in the ways in which they understood the relationship of Jews and Christians and made possible a similar transformation in the Church’s self-understanding.

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