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Monday, November 18, 2019
Thanks to everyone of all ages who participated in our NBVM Refugee Simulation on Nov. 16. Deacon Don Weigel, Diocesan Ambassador for the Catholic Relief Services, offered us the chance to experience a very small glimpse into the choices that face people forced to flee their homes.
During the conversation afterwards, we talked about all of the big, life choices that people must make with little time, the emotions and challenges that await them in the refugee camps, where they can live for years, and then in their new appointed countries. Safety, belonging, dignity, and community are all challenged.
We closed our evening with dinner from Sun Cuisines, whose owner came to Buffalo as refugee, and now offers delicious food at Main and Evans in Williamsville.
Look for another event in January, and a Lenten study on the people who lives as migrants.
For more pictures, check out our Parish Facebook Page, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.