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Premium member Presentation Transcript The Life of a Sister: The Life of a SisterAll Religious: All Religious FOLLOW CHRISTWE TAKE VOWS: WE TAKE VOWS WE MAKE PROMISESPOVERTY: POVERTY CHASTITY OBEDIENCEWE ARE THE …: WE ARE THE …Missionary catechist of the poor: Missionary catechist of the poorPowerPoint Presentation: M C PPowerPoint Presentation: MISSIONARYPowerPoint Presentation: CATECHISTPowerPoint Presentation: POORWHAT DO WE DO?: WHAT DO WE DO?PowerPoint Presentation: We live in communityPowerPoint Presentation: We offer our lives In union with Christ for the forgiveness of sin.PowerPoint Presentation: We PrayPowerPoint Presentation: Our life is full of adventure For the LordPowerPoint Presentation: Maybe God is calling you?WHO ARE THEY?: WHO ARE THEY?PowerPoint Presentation: Catholics by CulturePowerPoint Presentation: 82.7% of Mexicans d eclare Catholicism a s their religionPowerPoint Presentation: They lack religious formationThings to remember: There are 17,000 priests in Mexico. (Diocesan –Religious) Each priest has an impossible mission of attending to 5,500 Catholics. Things to rememberPowerPoint Presentation: Thousands of communities DO NOT HAVE a permanent pastor. This is especially true of the most remote and rural areas of Mexico.Pastoral Attention: Many villages only have the celebration of the Eucharist ONCE A YEAR (feast of Patron Saint) Pastoral AttentionPowerPoint Presentation: The Catholic Church in the United States has more than 68.5 million registered members, it is the largest single religious denomination in the United States , comprising about 22 percent of the population. According to a new 2011 study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, "The US Catholic population is currently 77.7 million.“ The United States has the fourth largest Catholic population in the world , after Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines. There are 41,000 priest in USThings to remember: Most of the people migrating to the United States are from the most poor and abandoned villages of Latin America. Some come from the indigenous regions They lack religious formation Things to rememberCONSEQUENCES: The majority of the people lack religious formation. They are not accustomed to go to mass every Sunday. No one has taught them the importance of the Eucharist because they do not even have the Blessed Sacrament in their communities. They do not baptize their children at an early age because they baptize in their communities once a year. They DO NOT KNOW ANY BETTER. CONSEQUENCESIN THE USA: We are “ nobody ”. We do not count We have been abandoned and yet we are here and IN THE USAWe are CATHOLIC: We are CATHOLICWhat do the people need?: What do the people need ?Your Smile: Your SmilePowerPoint Presentation: Lets us feel the presence of GodPowerPoint Presentation: Because of your smile we know God loves usWhat can I do?: What can I do?PowerPoint Presentation: Open your heart a nd Be You !WHY do “They” come?: WHY do “ They ” come?Immigration Phenomena: Immigration PhenomenaPowerPoint Presentation: The history of the United States is made from people on a journey .PowerPoint Presentation: But today many people on that journey have been forced to leave their families and country in order to survive .FACTS: FACTS In Latin America 44% of the population lives in POVERTYPowerPoint Presentation: and 40 % of those are indigent, which means that 40% lives on less that $1.00 a day .NAFTA: NAFTA Dec.8, 1993The magic formula?: The magic formula? It was sold to the American public as the magic formula that would improve economy At the same time it would raise up the impoverished Mexican econmoyBroccoli: BroccoliPowerPoint Presentation: In 2004, 80% of processed broccoli consumed in the United States came from imports , 74% of which comes from MEXICO. In 2004, the value of imported broccoli amounted to $206.5 million Making the United States a net importer . Production of frozen broccoli is labor intensive and U.S. labor costs are higher than other countries . In particular, Mexico’s low cost of labor has allowed Mexico to provide the majority of imports to U.S. and Guatemala being the second largest 14%. The base tariff was phased out over 10 years . It is now ZEROPowerPoint Presentation: $8.00-10.00 Maquiladora: 750-900 pesos semanales = 61-73 250-350 dollares al mesTHE EFFECTS OF NAFTA: THE EFFECTS OF NAFTAPowerPoint Presentation: More than 90 million latin american farmers live in poverty and 47% of them in extreme poverty .MIGRATION HAS BECOME A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL: MIGRATION HAS BECOME A QUESTION OF SURVIVALPowerPoint Presentation: They pack up a pair of shirts , a hat , memories and muster up the courage to begin their journey .PowerPoint Presentation: They pack up their wishes to stay and become the people they dreamed …PowerPoint Presentation: They say good bye trying to smile as they leave behind their family , their culture, their country… everything .PowerPoint Presentation: And they beg God Crucified on the CrossPowerPoint Presentation: To take care of their familyPowerPoint Presentation: And their journey beginsPowerPoint Presentation: And so too their sufferingPowerPoint Presentation: As they travel they think with sadness of the road back to their homePowerPoint Presentation: And the people they left behindPowerPoint Presentation: Waiting , hoping to see them once again someday .PowerPoint Presentation: Finally they reach the borderPowerPoint Presentation: Land of hope and dreamsPowerPoint Presentation: And they crossPowerPoint Presentation: Each year there are several hundred migrant deaths along the Mexico-U.S. border of those attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico illegally.PowerPoint Presentation: The number of deaths has steadily increased since the middle 1990s.PowerPoint Presentation: According to the United States Border Patrol , more than 3,000 people died crossing the U.S–Mexico border between the years 1998-2009.PowerPoint Presentation: The lack of « papers » converts them into fugitivesPowerPoint Presentation: And so they are not from Here because they have no papers to prove it ,PowerPoint Presentation: And yet they are not in Latin America WE are HERE!PowerPoint Presentation: More than 35% of all Catholics in the US are L atino.PowerPoint Presentation: More than 50% of all catholics in the USA Under the age of 25 are hispanic /latino descent .PowerPoint Presentation: It is projected that by 2050 more than 50% of Catholics will be of Hispanic /Latino. In other words the majority of Catholics will be Latino.PowerPoint Presentation: What am I called to do as a disciple of Christ? WWJD? You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.