We’re still at the beginning of 2023 but I’ve already missed one big jocist anniversary – the 150th anniversary of the birth of St Therese of Lisieux, patron saint of the YCW – so time to get to work.
Today, 19 September 2021, we celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire, known for his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which described the literacy education programs he had developed for promoting critical consciousness and action among the poor.
In her article, “Doing It Rite: Specialized Catholic Action and Liturgical Renewal in Quebec, 1930s–1960s,” Indre Cuplinskas highlights the role of Specialised Catholic Action movements (SCA).
Speaking of Pat Keegan, we should also mention Marie-Louise Monnet, who founded the JIC – the Jeunesse Indépendente Chrétienne Féminine (Young Christian Business Women) in France in 1931. This happened after she had participated in a pilgrimage to Lourdes where was inspired by the example of the YCW and decided to do something similar for…