Education in Pandemic Times in The Dominican Republic

Education in Pandemic Times in The Dominican Republic

It is a fact that Covid-19 has affected in different forms to everybody. It might also be that to some people it has been harder than others, but consequences can be noticed more and more and this is forcing us to change many life schemes.   We are worried to see hundreds of people infected and each day that number increases. It hurts for everybody to see those who were

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A MISSION FOR THE CITIZENS IN CIUDAD ALTERNATIVA

A MISSION FOR THE CITIZENS IN CIUDAD ALTERNATIVA

Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic   For a year and a half, I have been working in Ciudad Alternativa, an institution originated in the Social Pastoral and the Ecclesiastic Communities of the Catholic Church. With more than 30 years of experience working for a more habitable city from everybody’s rights, Ciudad Alternativa has not only fight for the right to housing, but also for the right of basic services, such

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To lose and to win in Beatus Ascension Nicol Goni’s life

To lose and to win in Beatus Ascension Nicol Goni’s life

To lose and to win are not two antagonistic poles, both -from the idea I want to express- are complementary and illuminate each other mutually. As Dolores Aleixandre expresses so well “to win losing, to lose wining.”   It can be said that life has its contradictions, for that reason for wining we must know how to lose. What I mean about losing in this piece of writing is the

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EQUALITY MUST COEXIST ALONG WITH DIVERSITY

EQUALITY MUST COEXIST ALONG WITH DIVERSITY

I am Maria del Carmen Cahuec Ixtecoc, a Guatemalan novice now living in Sabana Perdida in The Dominican Republic. In my first year of novitiate, I have had the opportunity of participating in the Political Formation School “Mama Tingo”, which accompanies young communitarian leaders by providing them reflection spaces in topics that help them to analyze social reality from a critical constructive conscious. In this process, I’m accompanied by Marisa

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WHAT IS THE REAL JOY TO CELEBRATE MONS. RAMON ZUBIETA´S FEAST IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS?

WHAT IS THE REAL JOY TO CELEBRATE MONS. RAMON ZUBIETA´S FEAST IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS?

“My Spirit will always be with you”. November 19, 2020 is the feast day of Fr. Ramon Zubieta, as usual, the whole Congregation is preparing videos, and songs to remember him. We, in the Philippines, also celebrated this feast in respective communities. Each sister in their mission land has come together in the spirit of Fr. Zubieta to praise God and thanking Him for being a great father and Founder.

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LIVING THE MISSIONARY VOCATION

LIVING THE MISSIONARY VOCATION

As we celebrate this year a centenary year of departure of Our Founder Msgr. Ramón Zubieta who passed away in Huacho, Peru, due to pneumonia in 1921, we would like to share with you some traits of His Missionary Spirituality. The Text is taken from the book “Mons. Zubieta y Les. Reflection about his Life, Chapter III. by Cecelia Valbuena, OP; Ed. Vicariate Apostolico de Puerto Maldonado. We believe that

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EVER VIBRANT, JOY IN ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCE

EVER VIBRANT, JOY IN ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCE

It has been more than thirty years back when as an aspirant, I started listening about Mons Ramon Zubieta y Les, one of the founders of MDR Congregation.   Yet, those stories told, of pictures and history presented along the years of formation (amid the passion of many story tellers and formators) remained “foreign” to me for it has not taken me into the roots of his very person, his

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LONG LIVE THE CENTENARY

LONG LIVE THE CENTENARY

“I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” “Thank you Lord for the life” Dear Sisters: At the beginning of the Centenary of our Father Founder, the possibility of communicating with all of you is something we consider very great, so we would like to share with great joy and enthusiasm our first steps in the Congregational Juniorate. We moved to the Juniorate community on July 22nd and

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CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF MONS. ZUBIETA AND LÉS FOUNDER OF THE DOMINICAN MISSIONARIES

CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF MONS. ZUBIETA AND LÉS FOUNDER OF THE DOMINICAN MISSIONARIES

This article has been written for publication in the bulletin of the Dominican Laity in Portugal. We, Dominican Missionaries of the Rosary, are once again living a Jubilee Year. A little more than 2 years ago, we celebrated the Centenary of the Foundation of the Congregation and now we are beginning this year which brings us to the Centenary of the death of Monsignor Ramon Zubieta y Les. OP, our

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NOURISHING A VOCATIONAL CULTURE FROM THE INTERCONGREGATIONAL

NOURISHING A VOCATIONAL CULTURE FROM THE INTERCONGREGATIONAL

I resume the appealing that Pope Francis made to young people in the World Youth Day in Panama: “Young people, you are not the future, you are God’s now.” With this, we could strengthen and put into practice the meaning of accompanying the vocational awake from a vocational culture revitalized by the young-vocational pastoral, which this year has been relevant due to the sanitary contingency that we have had to

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