This November, the Vancouver College Action Team -- Sean Ryan, Marcus Saldanha, Sean Cuevas, and Mrs. Lilian Vernier -- was proud to run our first ever Fear the Beard campaign. For a minimum donation of $5, students received a bead bracelet on to which they could add the initials of a person they were taking part in the initiative for. The proceeds went to the Kristian Domingo Foundation, a charity created by the family of a Vancouver College alumnus who passed away from cancer. Not only was this about cancer awareness but also about furthering a sense of solidarity among the staff and students of our school through a sense of shared struggle and loss. The team picked up on the idea at the Christian Brother's 2018 Action Conference that they attended earlier in the year. We look forward to concluding our initiative at the end of November, and are excited to use this initiative as a launch for our new school leadership and service club, Seeding Hope."
Other News from ERCBNA
The Sisters Of Mercy
Newly Launched Movie about Catherine McAuley - In God alone (23 minutes) | I am pointing you to a new movie about Catherine McAuley, a gift of the St. Louis, Missouri Mercy Health Care system. There are two versions, the second with Spanish subtitles.
Christian Brother Honored
Ten people from the Diocese of Charleston were chosen to receive papal honors by Pope Francis. Eight were honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross while two received the Benerementi Medal. They are given for distinguished service to the Church.
Jericho House becomes 49th Blue Community!
The Council of Canadians welcomed the latest Blue Community into the fold yesterday. Jericho House in Wainfleet, Ontario is a youth leadership, social & ecological justice, and spirituality centre just a stone’s throw from Lake Erie on the Niagara Peninsula.
Brother Kevin Cawley Receives
Dear Br. Cawley, On behalf of the selection committee of the Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice, I am pleased to inform you that your colleagues at Iona College have selected you as the 2019 recipient of this award which will be conferred at the May 18 Commencement Ceremony at 11:00 am, at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Congratulations! A much-deserved honor.