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From Blessed Sacrament Province Leadership Team

Photo: Ann Marie Strileckis 

After consultation with Peggy Doyle, who has served as Director of Vocation Promotion for the last 10 years, we have appointed Ann Marie Strileckis as Coordinator of Vocation Ministry. Ann Marie will be working on forming a team to work with her, and one of her main tasks will be to encourage all of us to participate in various ways. We are very grateful for her willingness to assume this critical ministry in addition to her work as pastoral associate at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and we thank Peggy for her many years of service and her willingness to continue this ministry in another capacity.

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Women Of Excellence Awards

The Progress Women of Excellence Awards takes place each November. Hosted by the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis, it honors 7 inspirational women who play an important role in our community. This year, Progress Women of Excellence is honoring Libby Osgood, recognizing her as a passionate educator and innovative researcher.

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Book Review

Grounded: Finding God in the World by Diana Butler Bass. (HarperCollins; 2015 Paperback 360 pages.) This book does pretty much as the title suggests: the author speaks her experience of God present all around us, not just “above” us. She invites us to look around in our own life. Her chapters are titled water, dirt, sky, home, roots, neighbourhood. Diana shows how people are reflecting and discovering God, delighting in God, even, in the natural world and in Earth, our Common Home. People are coming to know a Creator-God; our faith enlarges and expands in getting to know that God. A line I liked: “My mother used to say some Christians are so heavenly-minded that they are no earthly good. Mom was right.” (p. 295)

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