Br Frank Hennessy in Timor Leste
During the month the rain was particularly heavy & regular. The experts tell us that for Timor Leste the ‘La Nina’ although weak is affecting the weather patterns & looks like extending the wet season in this part of the world. The spin off for us is the beautiful greening of the mountains.
I attended the graduation (2nd) of the vocational training - STVJ – in Gleno. Pleasing to see the young people so proud of their achievements in hospitality & administration & the flow on that some have got jobs as a result. On the 3rd I went to the final profession of 2 Dominican Sisters – a huge commitment of local women to a growing congregation in TL.
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Where will Edmund Rice Camps take you next?
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Please note: all opportunities listed in this notice are only open to volunteers who have been on camp with us before.
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Forty Thousand Wheelchairs
The Christian Brothers have supported Wheelchairs for Kids since it began in 1998. Br Ollie Pickett has been its guiding light from the beginning. In early March, Wheelchairs for Kids sent their 40,000th Wheelchair in a Container Consignment to Nepal. The Christian Brothers Community, Edmund House Wembley, financed a commemoration booklet. The booklet marks the production of 40,000 wheelchairs by Wheelchairs for Kids Inc since 1998. The booklet also provides a glimpse of some of the children and their families to whom these wheelchairs have been donated.
The booklet has been put online and can be viewed at:
Br Berkeley Fitzhardinge
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Following the launch of the EREBB Online Leadership course in October 2017, we are delighted to announce that there has been significant interest in the programme. 27 participants successfully completed the certificate in the Michaelmas Term 2017 and 37 have enrolled for the 2018 Hilary Term course which began on February 5th.
Feedback has been very positive with participants establishing connections with one another across the global network through the discussion fora. It has also been fascinating to read the responses of subject teachers who do not teach RE and how they plan to integrate aspects of their learning from the course into their various subject areas.
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Timing of the Gathering
The event in Melbourne is timed to conclude on the Feast Day of Edmund Rice – 5th of May. Thursday the 3rd will begin at 9:30am; the other two days will begin at 9:00am. Thursday and Friday will conclude at around 4:30pm; Saturday will conclude with a sit-down meal in the evening.
In order to maximize the participation of people in the Gathering, we have made comment last month about the webcasting and recording of parts of the Gathering for people to access. We are also now allowing for flexible attendance; that is, people can come for one, two, or three days, depending on their availability. Completion of an Expression of Interest Form is required, no matter how many days you intend to be present. Catering requirements make it necessary for people to nominate in advance the days they will be in attendance. Indication of specific days of attendance will be required on a Personal Information Sheet that will sent to those who are invited to attend.
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Welcome to the “New Look” website
In the short term I recommend www.edmundrice.org.au as the other is just a short term fix until we can get our technectians to redirect that URL. It is still showing error messages as it is just a page on the “Old Look” site. I could not find out why that error message was appearing. I decided it would be easier to transfer the site to a different platform.
Advantages of the “New Look” sit are:
- It is fully responsive (i.e. it is easily view on any device from desk-top to phone).
- It has attempted to follow the look and feel of the Christian Brothers chosen Visual Identity.
- It is possible to allow any group or ministry to edit its own material.
- Editing is done through a web browser (i.e. from anywhere in the world with internet connection).
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