Saint Mary’s screens ‘Band of Sisters’

first_img“Band of Sisters,” a documentary produced and directed by Notre Dame alumna Mary Fishman, screened at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday and was followed by a panel discussion about the film. The film highlights various groups of nuns across the country and shows their work outside of the physical church after hearing the calls of Vatican II. In the movie, sisters campaign for housing, food sustainability and gardening for the poor. They also work in jails, assuring that inmates had the pastoral care they deserved. Sr. Veronique Wiedower said the film reflects the priorities of Holy Cross sisters at Saint Mary’s. “Although the sisters of the Holy Cross are not specifically singled out in the dialogue of the film, those of you familiar with the sisters, will recognize the sisters’ charisma and ministry in the words and examples of other congregations and visually in the pre-Vatican footage of religious life here on Saint Mary’s campus,” Wiedower said. During the panel discussion, Fishman said she wanted to combat stereotypes about nuns in ” Band of Sisters.” “I wanted to set the record straight,” she said. “… I was inspired by the more than 300 year history of religious sisters and I wanted to inspire other people.” Sr. Betty Moyer, a former campus minister at Saint Mary’s, said she hopes people gain a deeper understanding of human dignity and justice from watching this movie.  “[I hope] you feel anger where there is injustice,” Moyer said. Moyer said the documentary portrays well the “real world issues” sisters face in the world outside of the physical church.  “We must address ourselves, and involvement in social justice is what this movie calls us to,” Moyer said. “We do not know what He calls us to; [it is] literally a journey into the unknown.” Holy Cross Sr. Elena Malits, professor emerita of religious studies at Saint Mary’s, said sharing personal stories is important among the religious community.  “A very wise Holy Cross religious recently told me, ‘Someone’s truth is an invitation to a bigger heart and a bigger mind,’” she said. Malits said interacting with the larger community is also part of their vocation.  “That’s really our vocation, to live out that sense of gratitude and sense of participation in this beautiful world, and as I meet these different people and learn different stories, I begin to have a bigger heart and a bigger mind,” Malits said.last_img read more

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Youth program workers

first_imgGeorgia 4-H will be adding 16 new positions in some of the state’s most impoverished counties because of a grant from the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism.Georgia 4-H received one of the highly competitive 2012-2013 AmeriCorps State & National Grants from state commission and the Corporation for National and Community Service.The 16 new, direct-service employees will work in Appling, Banks, Bibb, Clayton, Coffee, Crisp, Dougherty, Decatur, Hart, Heard, Laurens, Putnam, Troup, Tift, Union and Washington counties. They will assist University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents in delivering youth programs. “With the reduction in state and federal funding for Extension 4-H programs, we have to look for other ways to supplement funding for county 4-H programs across the state,” said Georgia 4-H State Leader Arch Smith. “These Americorps workers provided through grant funding will help county Extension 4-H offices reach more young people and give more children the positive educational youth development opportunities offered by Georgia 4-H.”AmeriCorps grants advance the priorities of the bipartisan 2009 Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and focus on six key service areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.”Our board had very difficult funding decisions to make this year because the requests for AmeriCorps grants far exceeded our available funds,” said GCSV Executive Director John Turner. The commission, which administers AmeriCorps and other federal grants to service agencies in Georgia, received applications requesting more than $6 million from 24 applicants. AmeriCorps had $3,980,239 available for grants.The commission renewed the grants for 12 existing AmeriCorps programs for 2012-2013 year, including: Clayton State University, Communities in Schools, Fannin County Family Connection, Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, Goodwill of Southern Rivers, Hands On Atlanta, Jumpstart Georgia , Refuge Resettlement Services and Immigration Services of Atlanta, United Way of Metro Atlanta and Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus.For more information on Georgia 4-H’s AmeriCorps grant, contact Jeff Buckley at [email protected] or (706) 542-8735.last_img read more

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The second specialist fair intended for students of catering and tourism schools in Bjelovar

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism organizes specialist fairs intended for pupils and students of catering and tourism schools and higher education institutions.After Vukovar, the second specialist fair will be held in Bjelovar, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, starting at 10:00 am in the School-Sports Hall, Poljana dr. Franje Tuđmana 4, Bjelovar. More than six hundred primary and secondary school students from Bjelovar-Bilogora County are expected in Bjelovar. Lecturer in gastronomy and gastroenology Branko Ognjenović will present the world of cuisine, and Sanjin Jovanović from Jadranka Group will present working conditions, opportunities for additional education and development in this hotel and bring the benefits of working in tourism and hospitality.The goal of specialist fairs is, through interactive lectures and workshops of leading experts and employers in the field of tourism and hospitality, to provide additional exchange of knowledge and experiences and strengthen the connection of students with experts from the same sector.Specialist fairs, with the recently announced competition “Innovative be – tourism offers you a job” and the event Days of jobs in tourism, which are held this year in Osijek, Zagreb and Split, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Labor and Pension System and the Croatian Employment Service, one is one of the measures of the Ministry of Tourism in the promotion of catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive sector that provides employment opportunities.Source: MINTRelated news:PRIZE COMPETITION “BE INNOVATIVE, TOURISM OFFERS YOUR JOB”WORK DAYS IN TOURISM IN OSIJEK, ZAGREB AND SPLITlast_img read more

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Unai Emery delays decision on naming Arsenal captains

first_imgUnai Emery is yet to name a new captain (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has delayed his decision to name a new club captain and says an announcement will come ‘next week’.The Gunners have been without a permanent captain since Laurent Koscielny’s departure to Bordeaux and Emery had suggested he would name a number of candidates for the armband as a replacement.Granit Xhaka, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil have all worn the armband so far this season but Emery is yet to confirm who is the outstanding candidate for the role. Xhaka was captain against Watford (Picture: Getty)‘My focus after Sunday was yesterday to speak about the match with the players and train and today we are preparing the best for tomorrow,’ said Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I will propose to do that next week after the match on Tuesday.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMesut Ozil was a surprise absentee from Arsenal’s squad that flew to Germany today for tomorrow’s Europa League clash against Frankfurt.The German has made just one start for Arsenal so far this term but Emery claims he’s being rested.MORE: PSG vs Real Madrid Champions league live kick-off time, TV channel, how to stream and odds Comment Unai Emery delays decision on naming Arsenal captains Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Sep 2019 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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Why Villarreal are starting to get that sinking feeling again

first_img9Celta Vigo16421 Sergio Asenjo just sat there shaking his head. The goalkeeper who has suffered four cruciate knee ligament tears – three in his right knee, one in his left – was in no hurry to get up this time. “I want them to see what’s at stake in our eyes,” Villarreal’s new manager Luis García Plaza had said before the game against Huesca and they could certainly see it in Asenjo’s eyes now that it was all over. Slowly, he stood, went to the end where maybe 100 fans gathered stunned, silently handed over his shirt and turned to walk away, beaten at the last. This was supposed to be a new beginning, but it had ended like that.Asenjo saved a penalty and nine other shots on Sunday evening. On a personal level, it had been the best game of his career, he admitted – a career cut short whenever he was on the verge of a Spain call. He was “simply spectacular”, one report said after a match with “three penalties, one red card and a great keeper”. He’d saved from Gonzalo Melero, Moi Gómez, Cucho Hernández, Pablo Insua and Jorge Pulido, and kept on saving all the way to the final minute. That time, though, the ball came back out and Samuele Longo scored, the ball rebounding in off him. It was the 94th minute and Huesca had made it 2-2 against Villarreal. Which might not sound that bad, but as Villarreal’s manager admitted, the situation is “jodida”.Screwed up. 18Athletic Bilbao15-814 “I’m proud to be back,” he said when he was presented last week, but he knows he is back for a reason. There has been something about Villarreal that just hasn’t convinced this season. Although they have had plenty of the ball, they’ve been exposed, vulnerable: only Girona and Levante have allowed more shots. As one player admitted, they were a “banda” – a bit of a mess, like a bunch of blokes just thrown together. They were “green”, naive. There was a lack of clarity, tactics, an idea, the mechanics of a team. Put simply, they were, in one insider’s words, “muy malos”. And as results slipped away, so too did belief. features Share on Twitter Was this helpful? That was when Villarreal sacked Juan Carlos Garrido, the B team coach who took over the first team. This time, they sacked Javier Calleja, the former player and youth coach promoted to the first team. And the man who has just replaced him is Luis García Plaza, B team coach in 2005-06, the man who spent the first 10 years of his career on the east coast – Altea, Villajoyosa, Villarreal B, Elche, Benidorm and Levante, with whom he won promotion – and the last four years in the Emirates and China. Facebook Share on WhatsApp Hide Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)| GOAL! | Lionel Messi has his hat-trick! 🐐That nutmeg and pass from Luis Suarez was sublime 😍 pic.twitter.com/eMMuZdUr9dDecember 16, 2018 Which is where García comes in: it is his job to make them aware of the reality and able to confront it, taking over a team with just three wins. “I don’t want a huge revolution, but I do want to put in fresh people who can help us,” he said when he was presented last Monday, and the early signs are four-four-two, a little more physicality, if not yet much more football. “I want to bring out what the players have inside them,” he said. “The quality is there, but we have to be a team and build confidence.” On Thursday, his first game, Villarreal got through to the next round of the Europa League, but Sunday was more significant, his first league match. A “final”, he called it: a relegation battle at Huesca, the tiniest team in the first division, hard though that is to assimilate.Almost as hard as it was to take the late goal they conceded, the draw they gave up in Aragón. “It slipped through our fingers; that’s difficult to accept, because it shouldn’t have escaped us. We have to learn to play those final minutes because we’re playing for our lives,” García insisted. Even the old cliche was disproven: new manager, guaranteed victory, they say. As for García, what he said was a warning: “We have a long, hard season ahead,” he warned. No one expected that, no one was really ready for it, but they know that now. Eventually, Asenjo lifted himself off the Alcoraz pitch. “A win would have been good for us mentally,” he said, finally on his feet again. “We’re not used to this. Five years in a row in Europe and look at the situation we’re in now.”Talking points• Spain did something not very Spain this weekend: all of the top six won. And that includes Getafe for whom Jorge Molina, 36 and getting better, scored the only goal.• Just another week. Weird though it might sound, Barcelona weren’t always that good but then as José Luis Morales put it: “They have Messi.” And Messi was, well, Messi. Three goals, two assists, and a 5-0 victory. (Two assists that could have been four or five, with better finishing). So, so far ahead of the rest, Messi has already reached double figures for goals and assists, something he has done for 12 of the past 13 league seasons. That said, the best moment came from Luis Suárez, when he helped make the fourth. He and Messi have 25 goals, which is more than all Madrid’s players put together. • Sevilla are still there. After they beat Girona, Wissam Ben Yedder put up a picture of him and Pablo Sarabia, saying: “Name me a better pair. I’ll wait.” It could be a long wait. 10Girona16-221 Roma woes find temporary relief with win amid Pallotta protests • Even though Rodrigo finally scored 17 hours later, Valencia drew. Just for a change, like. Marcelino complained about the VAR after it gave Eibar a penalty – over a minute after the handball actually happened. “All I know is that when the VAR began I was the first to moan about it,” said his opposite number José Luis Mendilíbar, “and now it seems everyone is climbing on board.”• Two weeks running Thibaut Courtois has rescued Real Madrid with saves in the dying minutes to secure unconvincing 1-0 victories – first against Huesca, now against Rayo. There were only 55,229 people at the Bernabéu on Saturday and those who are staying away, more than at any other time for years, didn’t miss much. “Madrid bore,” said the headline in Marca … and in AS.• “I don’t see how we’re in a crisis,” Quique Setién said, and he was right. That was less than a month ago, and the fact he was asked said it all. About performances, perhaps, but also about patience. Betis are now up to fifth, just four points behind Madrid, after they defeated Espanyol – who, given the chance to go top a few weeks back, have now lost five in a row. Sergio Leon and Gio Lo Celso were particularly special, while Joaquín played his 500th league game and thanks to a wonderful run won the free-kick from which Tello scored a belter. “We played against a señor of a team,” said Espanyol manager Rubí, and he was right. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more 20Huesca16-188 Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK)| GOAL! | Cristian Tello, take a bow! 🎯He’s put Real Betis 2-1 up against Espanyol! 💚 pic.twitter.com/aiJ190jGbYDecember 16, 2018 11Espanyol16-521 Thank you for your feedback. Show “It’s sad, but we have to look down,” said the captain, Mario Gaspar.It seems unthinkable but he knows; he’s been here before. Villarreal have Alfonso Pedraza, Carlos Bacca, Gerard Moreno, Santi Cazorla, Manu Trigueros, Samu Chukwueze, and Pablo Fornals and they’re one of only six clubs whose salary limit is over €100m: they’re too good to go down. But then they were supposed to be too good to go down in 2012 when they had Bruno, Marcos Senna, Cani, Diego López, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Giuseppe Rossi, Borja Valero and Mario. They went down then; the crisis still came, that perfect ecosystem disintegrating, the club losing their way, their own sense of identity: they went through three managers, each less suited than the last, and were relegated on the final day.This is not the same, the structure is different – lessons were learnt and some at the club think relegation ended up being good for them, a chance to start again – and the very fact that there are parallels helps them take this seriously, not just assume they’ll be OK, a warning from history. But being here at all concerns. Sixteen weeks into the season, they have 15 points – the same amount they had at this stage in 2011-12. Share on Pinterest Villarreal hadn’t been able to beat Huesca, the team that has won just once all season – and that was back in mid-August, 15 matches ago. Villarreal had gone to the ground where the home side had never won, had scored just four, and sat bottom, seven points from safety, and conceded twice in one afternoon. Yes, Villarreal had gone down to 10 men, but they had not deserved to win either – 28 shots they faced, Asenjo the outstanding player. Worse, they’re the team seven points away, a solitary place and a solitary point from the drop. By Monday night, they could be in the bottom three, the risk of relegation a reality. 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Photograph: Javier Blasco/EPA 7Alaves15124 19Rayo Vallecano16-1610 Share via Email 3Atletico Madrid161231 6Getafe16524 12Valladolid16-320 Sportblog Levante 0-5 Barcelona, Huesca 2-2 Villarreal, Espanyol 1-3 Real Betis, Sevilla 2-0 Girona, Eibar 1-1 Valencia, Real Madrid 1-0 Rayo Vallecano, Valladolid 2-3 Atlético, Getafe 1-0 Real Sociedad, Celta Vigo 0-0 Leganés European club football Wissam Ben Yedder (@WissBenYedder)Nombra un duo mejor…. esperare 😝❤️ @pablosarabia92 siempre en mi radar jajaja 👀⚽️ #vamosmisevilla 👨🏻👆🏻 pic.twitter.com/gCC12AIZALDecember 16, 2018 Share on Facebook Villarreal Pinterest PosTeamPGDPts 16Leganes16-418 Twitter Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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