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Remembering Gladys Morais who joined the angels Nov 8, 2015.

Your grandchildren, Zubin and Sheela Jane, sing the Malayalam hymn you taught them. And we sing it now to your great-grandchild. It’s been four years since you crossed over to join the angels, but you still feel very present in

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Families are leaving Hawaii for lack of a living wage. Tell lawmakers to enact a $15/hour minimum wage now.

"Because of not having a living wage… I can't afford my tuition… I can't start my career here, and I can't start my life here. I have to move out." – Ma Glidolet Rallojay, UH Manoa student. Go to https://t.co/m2ermm6lzZ

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CELEBRATE! Sr. Enda Ryan’s Platinum Jubilee, induction of lay Franciscan Associates

 “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life.” Psalm 27:4 I am one lucky Assuntarian! We made a week-long visit

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Paid Family Leave Rally/Hearing 3/20 Hawai’i State Capitol 9 a.m.

Come, bring family, friends, students. Join in the rally on Tuesday March 20 at 9 a.m.   Various members of the community will offer their perspectives on what paid family leave means for Hawaii’s working families. Stay and testify at

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Episcopal Bishop of Honolulu calls for rehabilitation, not another new jail on Oahu

On behalf of the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, I am writing to affirm our belief in the humanity of all of the people of Hawaii, including those who are incarcerated, and to support the recommendations of the House Concurrent Resolution

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Gladys Vaz Morais: In God’s Nearer Presence

As we mark this day, two years ago, on Nov 8, 2015, that you sailed on into eternal life, here once again is the hymn you taught Zubin and Sheela Jane. Your wisdom and your love remain with us always.

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Gladys Vaz Morais: Peace, Gentle Heart

“I don’t know what lies ahead of me,” she said, once. “But Mum, you’re a person of great faith. Nothing bad Awaits you. God will ask “How did you use your gifts of head And heart? Your many talents? What

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In Thanksgiving 2015

                                                                                              GLADYS MORAIS      May 8, 1923 – Nov 8, 2015. Daughter of Cecilia (Polly) and Vincent Vaz; wife of John Victor Morais; beloved mother of Herbert, Benedict, Elaine, Dawn and Justin. Grandmother of 9, great-grandmother to 13. Our mother

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Lent: Letting in Light and Beauty

Lent: a time of abstinence and fasting; small penances amidst our everyday abundance that remind us to savor the sweetness of life. Lent invites us to pare our lives down to essentials. It does not require us to dwell in

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Mother and Daughter: Double Joy

With thanks for the many blessings of having mother, grandmother, great-grandmother Gladys Morais nee Vaz, and sister, aunt, great-aunt and cheer-leader for all who need a helping hand, Elaine Morais –in our lives. For your generosity of heart and soul,

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