also had a chance to meet Fr. John Chen and Fr. Michael Li at the Theological
and Ms. Eliza, a parishioner of Holy Family Church Shenzhen, who is studying at
Mr. Soemitro-Mrs. Betty, Fr. Hari O.Carm, Mr.
Irwan-Mrs. Karmi, Mrs. Linda and I went to Philadelphia on Jan 17.
am grateful for the opportunity to visit the Indonesian Community both in
Washington DC and Philadelphia, the Carmelites and the Chinese; for warm
welcome, hospitality, all the treats and gifts.
May God continue to bless all of you!
Ossining-New York, Jan 26, 2016
Anastasia B. Lindawati, M.M.
do simple things with simple love to
make God’s love visible
Fr. J. Loftus, CM opened his presentation with the
prediction that 70% of China population will live in the city by 2025 and the Pontifical
Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People Instruction “Erga
migrantes caritas Christi”
(The love of Christ towards migrants). He mentioned about the stake holders of
and looked at urbanization from the point of view of community, spirituality,
service/outreach and evangelization. There were several
sessions of small group sharing and the report to the big group about stake
holders on Maryknoll Japan Mission in Seattle, image for urbanization ministry,
the role of the sending and receiving
Church, suggestions for seminarian and sisters formation including our own urbanization
experiences. We also watched the
documentary about the fastest changing place on earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es5fU3M_wrA.
made dumplings on Dec 31 afternoon for the New Year Party including watching the
Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. There
were several performances by the Chinese priests and sisters, including a skit
on the urbanization, and also Maryknollers.
I taught the action song of “爱使我们想聚在一起” (=Love make us want to be together) and Sr. Qi led us to sing together.
am grateful for this opportunity to learn together about urbanization in China.
New York, January 2, 2016
B. Lindawati, M.M.
simple things with simple love to make God’s love visible