JPIC Awakening Program on St. Julie’s Feast, Patna, India
July 27, 2016
One day workshop on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) was held at Notre Dame Women’s Centre (Mahila Chetna Kendra, Patna) on 12th July 2016, the feast of St. Julie Billiart, the Spiritual Mother of Sisters of Notre Dame.
The workshop was facilitated by Fr. Jacob Peenikaparambil CMI. The participants were all women religious from 10 Religious Congregations, residing in Patna, Bihar. Since the workshop was organized by the JPIC Commission of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Patna Province, there were 28 Notre Dame Sisters out of total 45 participants.
Fr. Jacob through his systematic and in-depth presentations on the topic awakened the participants to the understanding of what JPIC is, the present challenges to JPIC in the context of India and the world and our response as religious to the challenges.
The Participants increased their awareness of the Challenges to Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and there was an increased understanding and awareness among the participants regarding their response as religious to the challenges. They brought forth certain concrete proposals to put into practice through their life and ministries.
St. Julie was extremely happy with her daughters for spending such an enriching day in sharing the goodness and provident care of good God through the promotion of JPIC values.