FCJ Sisters from around the world joined in with EARTH HOUR, the global action of solidarity. Here are some messages from sisters in different parts of the world. They are simple messages shared between friends who delighted in the unity of this global gesture:
We had a lovely hour of prayer, song and sharing by candlelight
No need to turn off lights in this land as most people don’t have electricity so I just sat and prayed the rosary.
We’ve also just finished a happy candlelight hour together of sharing, praying and some refreshments! It’s good to have a sense of so many of us joined together in this gesture!
We had just finished our evening snack and simply lit candles and stayed at the table chatting and enjoying each other’s company. A lovely hour flew past!
Dear Friends, we shared this year’s Earth Hour by candle light in our little chapel. We were conscious of being in solidarity with all our FCJ sisters and with all those who have the ‘care of our common home’ at heart.
We had a lovely hour with a prayer – it was a lovely moment of reflection and thanks-giving which ended up with a little celebration. A most enjoyable evening.
… there was a deep sense of union and peace between the group gathered in chapel, in candlelight, a few sisters in their own rooms enjoying the peace of the evening and the light gradually fading, and the whole Society. Thanks to all.
Dear Companions, we had a lovely Holy Hour with Exposition with candle light… several people from the village joined us. Some of our elderly people in the Home told us, that they joined us in our prayer with our Holy Hour which can be transmitted over the television in their rooms. We were very united with all our sisters and all people in the world.
We joined in and prayed in candlelight during that hour at our Retreat for young people.
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