SMC to host French-themed dinner celebrating Moreau

first_imgSaint Mary’s will host a French-themed dinner Wednesday to honor Fr. Basil Moreau, the founding father of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The sisters of the Holy Cross founded Saint Mary’s in 1844.Regina Wilson, director of Campus Ministry, said Moreau is important because he emerged at a time in French society when there was a lot of turmoil and a breakdown of French society structures.“[Moreau] wanted to provide a way for faithful people to address the issues of their time and be educated and be able to address those as people of faith,” Wilson said. “I think that is important because it sounds like the time that we’re in. There’s a lot of challenge to the ways that people have known our life as people in the United States, and some of those ways are being broken down and challenged.”Moreau was born shortly after the French Revolution in 1799, and Wilson said he experienced the demise of education and the diminishment of faith in the public education system through his experiences in the seminary and living post-French Revolution.“He wanted to gather people around him to share in the work he wanted to do,” she said. “His idea was to gather women and men together to do the work of educating and sharing the faith. Eventually the sisters and brothers had to have separate constitutions, but his original vision was for shared ministry and shared life together. That was what eventually became the family of Holy Cross.”She said Moreau’s vision for what it means to live a Christian life is unique and life-giving.“[His vision] has helped a lot of people go out into the world and live with meaning and to establish these great institutions we are a part of — hospitals, grade schools, nursing homes — and especially educational institutions,” Wilson said.Wilson said she attended a Holy Cross college but never heard of Moreau or talked about him until later in her career. She said the importance of Moreau emerged with his beatification in 2007.“It’s really exciting to be in this time because everyone is discovering it together. … All people of Holy Cross can discover something about their heritage together and in a way dialogue and share what it means to them and shape the legacy of that for the future,” Wilson said.A Mass was held Sunday in the Holy Spirit Chapel in Le Mans Hall, Wilson said.“His feast day is on Wednesday, and so for a feast to be transferred to a Sunday, because usually Sunday takes precedent, we have to have permission from the bishop of the Archdiocese,” she said.Sodexo will provide the French-themed meal Wednesday. The Saint Mary’s community, including off-campus students, faculty and staff can celebrate Moreau together from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Noble Family Dining Hall.Tags: Basil Moreau, blessed basil moreaulast_img read more

Photo – See Alvaro Morata Visit Stamford Bridge For The First Time

first_imgMorata will make his first competitive appearance for Chelsea on Sunday, August 6, at Wembley in the Community Shield. Chelsea new signing, Alvaro Morata, has taken a tour of Stamford Bridge for the first time since his £70m move from Real Madrid.The 24-year-old striker, who immediately joined up with his Chelsea team mates on their pre-season tour of Asia after signing, visited his new home ground for the first time on Monday alongside his wife.The Spaniard posted pictures of the visit on his Instagram page, with the caption: “Couldn’t wait to meet you…” However, the former Real Madrid striker will make his Stamford Bridge debut on the opening weekend of the Premier League with the visit of Burnley.RelatedAlvaro Morata Arrives Madrid to Complete Switch From ChelseaJanuary 27, 2019In “Transfers”Mourinho Not Intereted In Chelsea TransfersJuly 20, 2017In “England””I Want To Make An Explosion” At Chelsea – MorataAugust 20, 2017In “England”last_img read more

GambleAware ‘Moses’ report – industry self-exclusion schemes are proving to be effective

first_img21% of respondents did not think it was the responsibility of the betting shop staff to keep them out. 17% thought they had the right to change their minds about using the in-shop betting terminals when signed up to the scheme. The report also highlighted most staff felt suitably equipped to explain the registration process and details of the scheme to customers – with almost half of people surveyed admitting they heard about it in betting shops. Yet, some staff thought they needed more guidance and expressed a concern that staffing levels would need to be maintained as more people sign up.Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware said: “Self-exclusion is an important tool for people who struggle to control their gambling. This report makes it clear self-exclusion is more effective when it is combined with professional treatment, which we offer nationally, for free, through the BeGambleAware.org website, or the National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133). Looking forward, we wish to work with all those who operate self-exclusion schemes to close the gap between them and treatment services.”Wanda Goldwag, Chair of The Senet Group said: “We are determined to make self-exclusion as simple and effective as possible. The report shows there is significant customer overlap between the current self-exclusion schemes on offer. Establishing a fully integrated system would enable customers to exclude from any form of gambling with a single click or call. This should surely be our long term goal. The same companies who fund MOSES are amongst those investing in an equivalent scheme for online gambling. It must make sense to look at how far we can go in delivering these schemes in as joined up a way as possible.”Louise Duffy, Director of Chrysalis Research said: “We concluded that the MOSES scheme offers customers a straightforward registration process, and note nearly two-thirds of its users were told about the scheme in a betting shop. Ensuring staff have clear sight of betting machines and self-service terminals would help to them to spot many of the 5% who managed to breach the exclusion. Customers with a stronger addiction can be identified when registering and pointing them towards treatment services may help them address their problem more effectively.”__________________________Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware will be speaking at the Betting on Football Conference (London Stamford Bridge 3-5 May) on industry self-regulation and consumer best practices. To find out more about the Betting on Football conference please click on the banner below Share GambleAware data finds stigma to be key barrier to treatment for women July 16, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articlescenter_img GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 86% of respondents understood it was their responsibility to stay away from the betting shops once they’d opted into the scheme Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 Marc Etches,Commissioned by industry charity GambleAware, a study of industry ‘self-exclusion’ practices carried out by Chrysalis Research has found that consumer protection schemes are proving to be effective at stop problem gambling.The evaluation of ‘Multi Operator Self Exclusion Scheme’ (“MOSES”) for UK licensed betting shops has detailed that 83% of users researched found industry practices effective in reducing or stopping their gambling activity.Industry-independent watchdog, The Senet Group invited GambleAware to commission an independent evaluation of MOSES.The aim of the research was to assess the effectiveness of the scheme in supporting customers who wish to stop or reduce their gambling, as well as establish opportunities for improvement.The evaluation, conducted by Chrysalis Research, found:54% of respondents who had excluded themselves from Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) had also excluded themselves from online betting sites. · 71% of participants had not attempted to use any of their nominated betting offices since joining the scheme. Sharelast_img read more