Children in Brazil build memories for life

In commemoration of the 80-year anniversary of the São Teodoro de Nossa Senhora de Sion school in Villa Maria (São Paulo, Brazil), pupils exhibited their school’s heritage in text, pictures, documentaries and theatrical performances for their families and the whole school community.

The presentations looked back over the NDS Congregation’s beginnings, the Sion charism, the sisters’ arrival in Brazil, and the history of Sion Villa Maria school to the current day.

Professor Tarcísio Oliveira Santos, co-ordinator of the event, said the occasion brought students a sense of connection with their personal history. Many ex-pupils were affectionately reunited with their former classmates, and current pupils saw old photos of their parents on display as Sion students.

“They found themselves connected to a greater story,” said Prof Oliveira Santos. “It was shown by them in their own work, and was experienced by all with intensity, love and gratitude.”

The photos below show some of the work exhibited at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Oliveira Santo said the project was also an exercise for pupils in building emotional ties with their school, memories they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2023: in situ course on Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem

The Centro de Estudios Bíblicos y Relaciones Judeocristianas (Sion-CERJUC, Costa Rica) and the Sion Biblical Formation Centre (CBF, Jerusalem) are offering a course in Israel on:

 

THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS IN JERUSALEM

 

Dates: 4-18 January 2023
Venue: Ecce Homo, Jerusalem, Israel
Course leader: Prof. Hanzel Zúñiga Valerio, M.TH.
Language: Spanish
Enrolment deadline: September
Information and enrolment: Seidy Chaves • Tel 506-2236-9693 / 506-8924-1103 • cerjucsion@ice.co.cr

For a description of the course in Spanish, click here.

 

 

This course will be offered in Israel as a collaboration between the Centro de Estudios Bíblicos y Relaciones Judeocristianas (Sion-CERJUC, Costa Rica) and the Biblical Formation Centre (CBF, Jerusalem).

Bible Month 2022 – Cerjuc-Sion (San José, Costa Rica)

This year’s Bible Month programme at the Centro de Estudios y Relaciones Judeo-Cristianas (CERJUC-Sion) is being held both in person and online.

The courses are free and will be conducted in Spanish. The times indicated are local to Central America.

If you wish to participate in one or more courses, please contact CERJUC:
cerjucsion@ice.co.cr
(+506) 89241103

 

 

Bible Month talks programme

 

Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 p.m. 

BIBLE AND MATERIAL CULTURE
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ARCHEOLOGY
Dr. Aquiles Martínez
Reinhardt University, USA

 

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.

WHY STUDY THE TORAH?
Rabbi Ileanah Carazo
Director of YAVNEH, Academia de Estudios Judos, Costa Rica

 

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.

THE BOOK OF JONAH
Dr. David Castillo
CERJUC – Centro de Estudios y Relaciones Judeo-Cristianas, Costa Rica

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2:00 p.m.

THE BOOK OF TOBIAS (Chapter 2, 11-14)
Dr. José Enrique Ramírez
Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana, Costa Rica

 

Thursday, September 22, 6:30 p.m.

DERAS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
Dr. Juan Alberto Casas
Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

 

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.

FORGOTTEN CHRISTIANS
M.Th. Hanzel Zuniga
Universidad Biblica Latinoamericana, Costa Rica

 

Thursday, September 29, 9:00 a.m.

JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND THE MESSIAH
Padre Francesco Voltaggio
Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Galilee

 

 

 

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