The Life of a Sister: The Life of a Sister All Religious: All Religious FOLLOW CHRIST WE TAKE VOWS: WE TAKE VOWS WE MAKE PROMISES POVERTY: POVERTY CHASTITY OBEDIENCE WE ARE THE …: WE ARE THE … Missionary catechist of the poor: Missionary catechist of the poor PowerPoint Presentation: M C P PowerPoint Presentation: MISSIONARY PowerPoint Presentation: CATECHIST PowerPoint Presentation: POOR WHAT DO WE DO?: WHAT DO WE DO? PowerPoint Presentation: We live in community PowerPoint Presentation: We offer our lives In union with Christ for the forgiveness of sin. PowerPoint Presentation: We Pray PowerPoint Presentation: Our life is full of adventure For the Lord PowerPoint Presentation: Maybe God is calling you? WHO ARE THEY?: WHO ARE THEY? PowerPoint Presentation: Catholics by Culture PowerPoint Presentation: 82.7% of Mexicans d eclare Catholicism a s their religion PowerPoint Presentation: They lack religious formation Things 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 remember PowerPoint 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 Attention PowerPoint 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 US Things 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 remember CONSEQUENCES: 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. CONSEQUENCES IN THE USA: We are “ nobody ”. We do not count We have been abandoned and yet we are here and IN THE USA We are CATHOLIC: We are CATHOLIC What do the people need?: What do the people need ? Your Smile: Your Smile PowerPoint Presentation: Lets us feel the presence of God PowerPoint Presentation: Because of your smile we know God loves us What 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 Phenomena PowerPoint 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 POVERTY PowerPoint Presentation: and 40 % of those are indigent, which means that 40% lives on less that $1.00 a day . NAFTA: NAFTA Dec.8, 1993 The 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 econmoy Broccoli: Broccoli PowerPoint 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 ZERO PowerPoint Presentation: $8.00-10.00 Maquiladora: 750-900 pesos semanales = 61-73 250-350 dollares al mes THE EFFECTS OF NAFTA: THE EFFECTS OF NAFTA PowerPoint 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 SURVIVAL PowerPoint 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 Cross PowerPoint Presentation: To take care of their family PowerPoint Presentation: And their journey begins PowerPoint Presentation: And so too their suffering PowerPoint Presentation: As they travel they think with sadness of the road back to their home PowerPoint Presentation: And the people they left behind PowerPoint Presentation: Waiting , hoping to see them once again someday . PowerPoint Presentation: Finally they reach the border PowerPoint Presentation: Land of hope and dreams PowerPoint Presentation: And they cross PowerPoint 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 fugitives PowerPoint 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?