sexta-feira, maio 30, 2014
Dia da Consciência 17-Junho-2014
The friends of Sousa Mendes will again comemorate the Day of Conscience, June 17th, the day in 1940 when Aristides de Sousa Mendes decided he woul try to save all the refugees he could.
It must be remmembered that this was also the fateful week when France capitulated to the apparently unstoppable invaders and General Charles de Gaulle launched the appeal to "la résistance" from London.
The following events confirmed thus far for 2014, 70 years after the death of Sousa Mendes.
In Rome: Cardinal Renato Martino will celebrate mass in the church Santa Maria of Transpontina, time and date to be confirmed.
In Rio de Janeiro: His Eminence Don Tempesta Orani will celebrate on 22-June, ( at 14.30 pm), church to be confirmed.
In Bordeaux, France: The ASM Committtee has confirmed that His Eminence Cardinal Ricard will celebrate on the 20th at 8.00AM in the cathedral.
In Luxemburg H E Jean-Claude Hollerich will celebrate "on 20-Jun, 7 pm at the Cathedral of Luxemburg.
In Portugal, there will be mass in the Sé Cathedral of Lisbon on 20-June. Other events will take place in Braga, Viseu, Bragança, Setúbal, Beja as well in Jewish and other communities.
In USA: There will be events in parishes of in Newark, Yonkers and Mineola. Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha of Newark will remember Aristides de Sousa Mendes and Luis Martins de Sousa Dantas in the Sunday mass of 22-June, in Newark.
Other events may yet be confirmed in other countries and other Portuguese communities in the US.
Em 2010, pedido para declarar 17-Junho, o Dia da Consciência
Explica-me a Consciência como se eu fosse uma criança de 4 anos http://amigosdesousamendes.blogspot.pt/2010/06/explica-me-consciencia-como-se-eu-fosse.html