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Saint Marguerite

Saint Marguerite, how not remember you today

when we are living a world crisis.

You lived very tough times yourself,

on your first trip to Canada,

you faced and epidemic,

on your second trip the pest,

where, despite your weakened body,

you took care of the sick…

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Comfort in sorrow

Lord Jesus, you are empathy, you are compassion, you are a meaningful presence.

I do not doubt for a moment that you are moved deep inside and your heart cries

With those who today mourn the loss of a loved one to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Yes Lord, there are many families

Who suffer the pain of seeing a family member leave

in an inhumane way, because Covid patients

die alone, abandoned…

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News from Visitation Province (Canada)

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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