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Radical Spirit

In this newest book, Sister Joan Chittister is writing about the 12 steps of humility, from the Rule of Saint Benedict. She’s setting forth the wisdom from a life well lived as Joan speaks candidly of her struggle to understand the “old” ways most of us were taught to obey, to be humble. She remains a true and loyal Dominican who has been led by the spirit to see a much broader view of “God’s Will” than she used to have. Sister Joan’s story is one of evolution – she is a life-long learner; she continues to recall and repeat the strong sayings and counsel of her wise mother, and she constantly processes the experiences – chosen or not – that have shaped her and continue to enrich her reflections.

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Our Gazebo!

Photo: Sister Connie, Joan Caldwell, resident, and Nadine Oliver, General Manager

After nearly six years of planning and encouraging, Sister Connie realizes the dream of the new Gazebo at Parkland Cape Breton as she participates in the ribbon cutting ceremony along with a long time resident of Parkland. This took place in the context of the family fun day and many of the residents and sisters took part and enjoyed a barbeque. The Gazebo is a beautiful and restful spot to be used in days to come. This was a fitting conclusion to Connie's involvement in the development of Parkland Cape Breton and her liaison with the Shannex Corporation. Thanks to Connie for all her work on our behalf. 

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We touched the Stanley Cup!

Photo: Sister Sally MacPherson; Sister Therese Arsenault

We were gathered in the dining room at Andrews. We were told there was a Special Guest coming and it was a surprise. Then in walked Andy O'Brien carrying the STANLEY CUP! Andy is a native of PEI who joined the Penguins in 2015. He is the Pittsburgh Penguins director of sport science and performance and has helped their success as Stanley Cup winners two years in a row. His mother was a former employee here at Andrews and he offered to accompany her here with the coveted trophy. He patiently and kindly went from table to table, allowed each one to touch the Cup and answered our questions. It was a delight to see such a lively group of excited seniors!  

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