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Brother Flavien, Servant of God

Brother Flavien Laplante, CSC, (1907-1981) was declared a Servant of God on Feb. 13, 2009 – the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, served as a missionary for 44 years in East Bengal, now known as Bangladesh.

A full-time professor and school principal, "Br. Flavien ministered to the poor, particularly fisherman in Bashkali. He also opened an orphanage for 200 children and was concerned about health care and literacy, especially for women. When he retired, Br. Flavien went to his ashram to live as a hermit."

To honour his memory the Centre Frère-Flavien publishes periodically a bulletin. Open and download the March issue: A Word from Flavien...

To learn on Br Flavien go the Congregation of Holy Cross website at: http://www.holycrosscongregation.org/holy-ones/servant-of-god-flavian-laplante/


New Publication

The Joy of the Gospel: A Resource for Discussion and Reflection on the Letter of Pope Francis

This new booklet produced by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice has been published by the CCCB. A popular-style workbook for small groups to engage Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, this booklet is an excellent new resource for parishes, justice and peace committees, CWL, universities, high schools, unions, community groups, religious communities, workplace environments, etc.

To find out more go to: http://www.cccbpublications.ca/


KAIROS’ Executive Director Joins Faith Leaders in Yearlong Climate Fast Chain

KAIROS press release: "Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, will fast on March 5, joining faith leaders, politicians and environmentalists for the 365 Rolling Fast for the Climate that began on December 1 at the UN climate conference in Lima, Peru, and will end November 30, the first day of the climate conference in Paris, France. 

More than 365 people worldwide are participating in this one-year fasting chain, initiated by the Fast For The Climate, in solidarity with vulnerable people who are most affected by dangerous climate impacts.

For more information visit: www.kairoscanada.org


A Reflection on Corruption by the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops

The Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops press release: "Just as the Charbonneau Commission is preparing itself to present its recommendations, and at a time when Christians enter into the Lenten Season, the conseil Église et Société (Council on Church and Society) of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops believes that it is  "relevant to reflect together on the ways that corruption destroys the ideal of a just society, and on the ways we can overcome this obstacle." This is the purpose of the document Awaiting the Charbonneau Commission Report: a reflection on corruption. 

Link to the document: www.eveques.qc.ca/


Lenten Reflection on Video

Every week, the Archdiocese of Montreal will present on video a reflection on the gospel of the following sunday. The first reflection is given by Bishop Thomas Dowd. Go to:



CRC Bulletin, Volume 12, Issue - Winter 2015

In this isue of the CRC Bulletin, the members of the Theological Commission share their reflection on the Apostolic Exhortation the "Joy of the Gospel."


Legal Education for Leaders of Religious Institutes

The Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University in Ottawa is offering the third year of the legal education three-year cycle for leadership of religious institutes and their lay collaborators. The legal education will take place from June 15 to 18, 2015.

This year program will be on governance. It entails: Principles of Governance, Human Resources - Conflict Resolutions in Communities, Chapters and other Assemblies, Constitutions, Canadian Revenue Agency, Strategies for the Future.

The legal education program is organised by the Canadian Religious Education, the Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes (ATRI) and the Association des trésorières et des trésoriers des instituts religieux (ATTIR).

The deadline to register is March 31, 2015. The possibility to residence at Saint Paul is limited; therefore it is important to register as soon as possible.

For further information, open and download these 2 documents:
Legal Education 2015
Letter to the participants

View the program on the Saint-Paul University website at: http://ustpaul.ca/



CRC JPIC Gathering: Registration Now Closed

The CRC is organising another JPIC National Gathering! Under the theme “All Is One: Weaving A Single Cloth For Justice,” this time it will gather from across Canada English-speaking women and men religious and their Associates and Collaborators in the pursuit of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.  It will be held June 2-4, 2015 at the Mary Ward Centre of Loretto College in Toronto.


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