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Month for Peace 2019: Final Letter

The letter on the Dominican Month for Peace 2019 focusing on India, to be held from 1st December to 1st January, and associated materials.

Rome, 11 October 2019
To all the members of the Dominican Family

Dominican Month for Peace 2019
Final letter

Prot. 50/19/117 Promoter of J&P

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Just before he finished his term a few months ago, our beloved former Master, fr Bruno Cadoré, sent you a letter on 25 June, announcing that the focus of our annua I Dominican Month far Peace far 2019 would be on India. We hope that his letter was widely distributed and that you are all ready to celebrate this unique moment of solidarity of the whole Dominican Family during Advent, praying that the Prince of Peace will bless all of our efforts. It will begin on the First Sunday of Advent (1 December), run far the whole of December, and culminate on the Church’s World Day of Peace on 1 January.

In case you did not receive fr Bruno’s last letter, we attach it again here in arder not to repeat ali that he has already written. In summary, we can just say that, after showing our solidarity with the valiant efforts of Dominican men and women to build peace in Colombia in 2017 and in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018, this year we turn to a new continent, Asia, with our focus on India.

As fr Bruno has said, “In the wake of the Synod on Youth that took piace in October, 2018, we have decided to reinforce this priority of the Church by including a particular focus on peace as it applies to youth, with whom many of our Dominican brothers and sisters in India are working. With this priority in mind, and while
forms of violence are prevalent at so many levels of the huge and complex Indian society, our focus in the 2019 Dominican Month far Peace will be on countering violence, in the form of deprivation and abuse, against children, women and “tribals” (indigenous people), struggles in which many Dominicans are present.” Our concern far indigenous people will also echo the preoccupations of Pope Francis in calling the Synod on Amazonia in October, 2019, which is coinciding with our own effort.

To concretise our attention on India, we will focus on two Dominican projects in particular that are directed at youth:

  1. The Project Bloom far street children run by Dominicans in Nagpur; and
  2. The Dominican Family Safe Childhood Project to train trainers to address child sexual abuse.

 

We therefore invite you, during this month, to organise activities of prayer, preaching, awareness-raising, fundraising, producing drama, songs or art, media publicity or anything else that can creatively direct our energy towards our Dominican sisters and brothers in India and to these two projects in particular, to strengthen them in being signs of hope, especially to the young and the marginalised.

To assist you in the organisation of the Month, please find attached the following information and materials:

  1. A pamphlet describing the situation in India, where Dominicans are located and what they are doing to bring hope to the people.
  2. Suggestions of ways to express solidarity.
  3. Testimonies of young people who have been touched by the Dominicans.
  4. Descriptions of the Common Dominican projects regarding children in India.
  5. A description of a “Labyrinth” – a creative form of prayer.
  6. Links about India and the Dominicans in India.
  7. Art contributions made in the past three years.

 

lf you have other suggestions on ways to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India, please do share them with us.

How to send contributions?

Financial Contributions:
Account Name: Indian Centre for Integrateci Development
Account Number: 13390100062926
Bank: The Federai Bank LTD
Address: HN 576, Yashwant Apartment, Near Centrai Mali, East High Court Road, Nagpur – 440010, Maharashtra State; India
IFSC Code: FDRL0001339:
Swift Code: FDRLINBBIBD

Contributions o/ Works o/ Art:
Write to the Generai Curia: Promoter for Justice and Peace un@curia.op.org

Generai lnformation:
fr Herald D’Souza,
harryop@gmail.com; Tél: +91 90494 73743

As a next step, we urge you :

  1. to appoint a coordinator for the Month for Peace for your entity/congregation,
  2. to inform our promoters of Justice and Peace, fr Mike Deeb un@curia.op.org and Sr Cecilia Espenilla jp.dsi@curia.op.org of the name of the coordinator appointed for your entity/congregation, and
  3. to allocate time for possible events in your regular programme for that month.

 

Thank you very much for your cooperation! May our small actions of solidarity, like the mustard seed, contribute to enabling peace to reign in India!

In St Dominic,

fr Gerard Timoner
Master of the Order

sr Cecilia Espenilla
DSI International Promoter for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation

fr Mike Deeb
Generai Promoter for Justice and Peace

Download this letter in PDF format.

The flyer in PDF Format

Common Dominican Projects regarding Children in India

The use of a Labyrinth for Peace during the Dominican Month for Peace

Rashmi Dongre (name changed), age 16

Shalini Kumari (name changed), age 16

Ishwar Mandal, age 26

Suggestions of ways to express solidarity with our Dominican brothers and sisters in India

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<h4><h2>The letter on the Dominican Month for Peace 2019 focusing on India, to be held from 1st December to 1st January, and <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Y14i9rCkFH2Yp9FU70816XZnZOeUO1VL" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">associated materials</a>.</h2></h4> <p style="text-align: right;">Rome, 11 October 2019<br />To all the members of the Dominican Family</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dominican Month for Peace 2019</strong><br />Final letter</p><p style="text-align: right;">Prot. 50/19/117 Promoter of J&P</p><p>Dear Brothers and Sisters,</p><p>Just before he finished his term a few months ago, our beloved former Master, fr Bruno Cadoré, sent you a letter on 25 June, announcing that the focus of our annua I Dominican Month far Peace far 2019 would be on India. We hope that his letter was widely distributed and that you are all ready to celebrate this unique moment of solidarity of the whole Dominican Family during Advent, praying that the Prince of Peace will bless all of our efforts. It will begin on the First Sunday of Advent (1 December), run far the whole of December, and culminate on the Church's World Day of Peace on 1 January.</p><p>In case you did not receive fr Bruno's last letter, we attach it again here in arder not to repeat ali that he has already written. In summary, we can just say that, after showing our solidarity with the valiant efforts of Dominican men and women to build peace in Colombia in 2017 and in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018, this year we turn to a new continent, Asia, with our focus on India.</p><p>As fr Bruno has said, "In the wake of the Synod on Youth that took piace in October, 2018, we have decided to reinforce this priority of the Church by including a particular focus on peace as it applies to youth, with whom many of our Dominican brothers and sisters in India are working. With this priority in mind, and while<br />forms of violence are prevalent at so many levels of the huge and complex Indian society, our focus in the 2019 Dominican Month far Peace will be on countering violence, in the form of deprivation and abuse, against children, women and "tribals" (indigenous people), struggles in which many Dominicans are present." Our concern far indigenous people will also echo the preoccupations of Pope Francis in calling the Synod on Amazonia in October, 2019, which is coinciding with our own effort.</p><p>To concretise our attention on India, we will focus on two Dominican projects in particular that are directed at youth:</p><ol><li>The Project Bloom far street children run by Dominicans in Nagpur; and</li><li>The Dominican Family Safe Childhood Project to train trainers to address child sexual abuse.</li></ol><p> </p><p>We therefore invite you, during this month, to organise activities of prayer, preaching, awareness-raising, fundraising, producing drama, songs or art, media publicity or anything else that can creatively direct our energy towards our Dominican sisters and brothers in India and to these two projects in particular, to strengthen them in being signs of hope, especially to the young and the marginalised.</p><p>To assist you in the organisation of the Month, please find attached the following information and materials:</p><ol><li>A pamphlet describing the situation in India, where Dominicans are located and what they are doing to bring hope to the people.</li><li>Suggestions of ways to express solidarity.</li><li>Testimonies of young people who have been touched by the Dominicans.</li><li>Descriptions of the Common Dominican projects regarding children in India.</li><li>A description of a "Labyrinth" - a creative form of prayer.</li><li>Links about India and the Dominicans in India.</li><li>Art contributions made in the past three years.</li></ol><p> </p><p>lf you have other suggestions on ways to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in India, please do share them with us.</p><p><strong>How to send contributions?</strong></p><p><strong> <em>Financial Contributions:</em></strong><br />Account Name: Indian Centre for Integrateci Development<br />Account Number: 13390100062926<br />Bank: The Federai Bank LTD<br />Address: HN 576, Yashwant Apartment, Near Centrai Mali, East High Court Road, Nagpur - 440010, Maharashtra State; India<br />IFSC Code: FDRL0001339:<br />Swift Code: FDRLINBBIBD</p><p><em><strong>Contributions o/ Works o/ Art:</strong></em><br />Write to the Generai Curia: Promoter for Justice and Peace <a href="mailto:un@curia.op.org">un@curia.op.org</a></p><p><em><strong>Generai lnformation:</strong></em><br />fr Herald D'Souza,<br /><a href="mailto:harryop@gmail.com">harryop@gmail.com</a>; Tél: +91 90494 73743</p><p>As a next step, we urge you :</p><ol><li>to appoint a coordinator for the Month for Peace for your entity/congregation,</li><li>to inform our promoters of Justice and Peace, fr Mike Deeb <a href="mailto:un@curia.op.org">un@curia.op.org</a> and Sr Cecilia Espenilla <a href="mailto:jp.dsi@curia.op.org">jp.dsi@curia.op.org</a> of the name of the coordinator appointed for your entity/congregation, and</li><li>to allocate time for possible events in your regular programme for that month.</li></ol><p> </p><p>Thank you very much for your cooperation! May our small actions of solidarity, like the mustard seed, contribute to enabling peace to reign in India!</p><p>In St Dominic,</p><p style="text-align: right;">fr Gerard Timoner<br />Master of the Order</p><p style="text-align: right;">sr Cecilia Espenilla<br />DSI International Promoter for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation</p><p style="text-align: right;">fr Mike Deeb<br />Generai Promoter for Justice and Peace</p> <h4><a href="http://archive.fraternitiesop.com/JP2019/ENG/117_MonthPeace2019_ENG.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Final Letter</a></h4> <p>Download this letter in PDF format.</p> <h4><a href="http://archive.fraternitiesop.com//JP2019/ENG/ENG%5BPAMPHLET%5D%20Month%20for%20Peace_compressed.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">PAMPHLET</a></h4> <p>The flyer in PDF Format</p> <h4><a href="http://archive.fraternitiesop.com/JP2019/ENG/ENG.Common%20Dominican%20Projects%20regarding%20Children%20in%20India.docx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Common Dominican Project</a></h4> <p>Common Dominican Projects regarding Children in India</p> <h4><a href="http://archive.fraternitiesop.com/JP2019/ENG/2019%20Labyrinth.ENG.docx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Labyrinth</a></h4> <p>The use of a Labyrinth for Peace during the Dominican Month for Peace</p> <h4><a href="http://archive.fraternitiesop.com/JP2019/ENG/Testimonies_ENG.docx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Testimonies</a></h4> <p>Rashmi Dongre (name changed), age 16</p><p>Shalini Kumari (name changed), age 16</p><p>Ishwar Mandal, age 26</p> <h4><a href="http://archive.fraternitiesop.com/JP2019/ENG/ENG.Suggestions%20of%20ways%20to%20express%20solidarity.docx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Solidarity</a></h4> <p>Suggestions of ways to express solidarity with our Dominican brothers and sisters in India</p>

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  1. Sharing in the international initiative to focus on Justice, Peace and the Care of Creation, the Dominican Laity “Mysteria Lucis” fraternity in Vancouver, Canada, will be hosting a Care of Creation Workshop on Saturday 7th December 2019. Our focus will be on climate change and a Christian response to this. We will be examining the truth and lies about climate change, the primacy of love, particularly for the poor, who are the most affected, and the importance of taking action. The MC and speakers are all members of Mysteria Lucis. Talks will be based on Scripture and Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si, On Care for our Common Home”.

    Please pray for this event.

    Public CommentUserSharing in the international initiative to focus on Justice, Peace and the Care of Creation, the Dominican Laity "Mysteria Lucis" fraternity in Vancouver, Canada, will be hosting a Care of Creation Workshop on Saturday 7th December 2019. Our focus will be on climate change and a Christian response to this. We will be examining the truth and lies about climate change, the primacy of love, particularly for the poor, who are the most affected, and the importance of taking action. The MC and speakers are all members of Mysteria Lucis. Talks will be based on Scripture and Pope Francis' "Laudato Si, On Care for our Common Home". Please pray for this event.

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