en lt chung ta giup cac tu s cao nien

nhng ngi a phuc vu Giao hoi

 

en lt chung ta giup cac tu s cao nien - nhng ngi a phuc vu Giao hoi.

Washington (CNS 10-11-2017; Vat. 12-11-2017) - Hom 03 thang 11 nam 2017, c hong y Theodore E. McCarrick, nguyen giam muc thu o Washington, a c nhan giai thng thanh Katharine Drexel do to chc Tr giup tu s cao nien (SOAR) trao. Giai thng nay vinh danh cac ca nhan va to chc co ong gop ang ke cho Giao hoi Cong giao, ac biet cho cac tu s nam n Hoa ky.

Phat bieu trong buoi le, c hong y McCarrick a ghi nhan cong n cua cac tu s trong viec giao duc cac the he tre va cham soc ngi ngheo kho, au benh va di dan. c hong y cha se rang ngai c cac n tu, roi cac tu s dong Ten day do. Ngai lam chng ve s phuc vu cua cac tu s oi vi nhng ngi khon kho. Hien nay c hong y song tai nha hu dng Jeanne Jugan Washington, do cac n tu dong Tieu Muoi Ngi ngheo ieu hanh vi long hieu khach va nhan t. c hong y noi rang chung ta khong bao gi co the cam n cac tu s nam n cho u v i song phuc vu cua ho. Ngai nhac rang qua s phuc vu ho a a Chua Kito en vi ngi dan va lam "ieu ln lao cung nh ieu be nho" cho ngi khac.

c Hong Y Donald W. Wuerl, hien la Giam muc Washington cung cam n cac cong oan tu s, khong ch ve viec giao duc cac the he hoc sinh biet oc biet viet, day ho phan biet tot xau, nhng con thanh lap nhng trng hoc, benh vien va c s bac ai Cong giao au tien trong cac cong oan tren toan quoc.

N tu Kathleen Lunsmann dong Trai tim vo nhiem c Maria va la chu tch SOAR, cam n moi ngi a tr giup cho hoat ong cua nhom. S cho biet, trong nam 2017, SOAR a giup 1.2 trieu o la cho 70 cong oan dong tu khap Hoa ky, e sa cha cac he thong bao chay, nha tam va mua cac ging ac biet cho cac tu s cao nien. S chia se: "Hn bao gi het, cac dong tu nam n hien nay that s can s giup o cua chung ta trong viec cham soc cho cac tu s cao nien." Sau cac tran bao Harvey, Irma and Maria va qua, SOAR cung giup 45,000 o la cu tr khan cap cho cac dong trong vung b thiet hai v thien tai.

Jane Sullivan Roberts, oi tac cua mot cong ty luat Washington c trao giai thng thanh Elizabeth Seton - giai thng trao cho nhng ngi noi bat ve vai tro lanh ao va quang ai trong cong oan Cong giao theo tinh than cua thanh Elizabeth. Roberts ke rang chnh mnh cung c cac n tu dong Dang mnh tieu hoc va hoc trung hoc trng cac n tu dong Thng xot. Cac n tu a day Roberts cach cau nguyen va suy ngh. Cac n tu gieo trong cac chan ly vng chac, Thien Chua tot lanh va yeu ba va co ke hoach cho i ba va chung ta eu la con Chua, c dng nen theo hnh anh Ngai va giong Ngai.

Robert lu y rang cac tu s nam n a lam viec vi mot khoan tr cap va bay gi chi ph cho hu dng va cham soc sc khoe gia tang, do o chung ta can pho bien s viec la bay gi en lt chung ta giup ho. (CNS 10/11/2017)

 

Hong Thuy

(Radio Vatican)

 


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