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Charity, Justice and the Founding of Ville Marie

It began as a dream that inspired an extraordinary group of men and women “to go forth” to the peripheries of their known world to establish a missionary settlement that would not only teach the good news of the Gospel but would also receive in abundance from the persons that they served. Ville Marie, the “mustard seed” from which the city of Montreal grew, was planted in response to this Gospel invitation. Its detractors called it the “folle entreprise,” the “crazy business.” Wednesday, November 22nd brought together sisters, associates, parish social action representatives as Sr. Pat Simpson masterfully walked us through that first idea, the early days with its challenges and choices and fidelity to mission. Truly a jewel of a presentation! Thank you Pat!! Thank you Paul Chomedy de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance, Marguerite Bourgeoys and so many others for holding the dream!! 

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Movie – Wonder

This movie is truly a family movie – it’s about a family and it could probably help families see ways they could improve their honest communication with each other. It might help all of us understand more about other persons and their stories – the stories we may never know. Viewers get to walk with Auggie, a little boy in Grade 5, as he experiences home, school and social interactions. You may want to bring along some tissue. The story is not sad; it just feels so real. 

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Celebrating Internationality Day

Photo by Noreen MacDonald, CND

Gathered in our Community Room, we prayed the Prayer Service prepared by Visitation Province. As each country in which our sisters live was named, someone placed the flag of that country in a glass on our prayer table. We prayed in solidarity with our staff which represents not only Canada, but also India, Philippines, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka and Nigeria. We are really living in an international atmosphere. Several significant points in the prayer were highlighted as we shared what touched us in a special way. We extend our gratitude to those who prepared this service. 

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