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Members of Conversations of the Heart group in PEI met via ZOOM: Many of us grew up -- at least in religious life -- hearing and saying, "The only constant in life is change."

Sunday, I allowed myself to unite with others to participate, at age 83, in a virtual Congregation de Notre-Dame meeting. That is a change for me! I saw and spoke with members of our Conversations of the Heart group as we did our sharing for our General Chapter. We were a ZOOM group!

Some members had experience using this medium. Not me! I accepted some tutoring and then risked it! To be truthful I felt anxious.

Now that I have done it once I know I will be less reticent next time and I also know there will be more times. We are now being called to live in a different world. A new normal will be our daily bread. Our Foundress faced them and so will we, for the fuller and new life of our planet.

Alice Long, CND

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CND Engaging Sisters: Virtual Volunteering Ideas

The advice we are seeing for coping with being homebound include scheduling your days very intentionally, thinking of the things that you enjoy doing, and then adding more of those to your day. Ruth Finkelstein, professor at Hunter College’s School of Urban Public Health and executive director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging suggests becoming a “virtual” volunteer, perhaps making phone calls to others who may feel isolated and alone. “Feeling like you’re contributing is a good antidote to the messages that are making you feel like you have a problem,” Finkelstein says.

Below are some options compiled by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (US) province. Please note: some of the information below may be cut and pasted from the organizations’ websites – we gathered it here only to offer many options.

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News from Visitation Province (Canada)

Greetings from Honduras! 

From across the miles, my heart-thoughts and prayer have been with one and all through this difficult lent and most unusual Easter season. May the gifts of the season help us all as we, as a whole planet, journey to renewed health with a deepened conviction of our inter-connectedness. We are safe and well here in Amarateca, Honduras and being very careful. Please take good care and be well. Unity, solidarity and all good blessings to you and yours.

Lorraine Costello, CND

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