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Jubilate Deo... in Laetitia

Jubilate Deo… in Laetitia. These words echo indeed the joyful celebration of Visitation and Jubilees in Kingston on May 31st. The celebration honoured five jubilarians: Sisters Mary Meagher, 75 years, Madelyn Brennan, 70 years, Margaret Walsh, Patricia Arsenault, and Rosemary Shannon, 60 years. During a special Eucharist for the CNDs, the sisters renewed their vows and Father Mac Burke reminded us that these anniversaries added up to 325 years of consecration in religious life and service to the people of God. Following the Mass, each jubilarian was presented with a beautiful rose and a colourful baluchon containing messages from each of the Kingston CNDs expressing her personal appreciation for the special gifts that each jubilarian has brought to the Congregation. Following the celebration, the sisters in the city from all the congregations gathered in the dining room for a delicious, festive dinner of roast beef and all the trimmings. 

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Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, to attend International Ecological Symposium

Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND, will be in Greece from June 5-10 to participate in the international ecological symposium "Toward a Greener Attica, Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People".

This international ecological symposium organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists from all over the world. Participants will explore the pressing environmental problems of the region and its islands, examining the connections between ecology and economy, particularly in the context of pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

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Visitation Province Associates Assembly

The first Visitation Province Assembly was held on Pentecost weekend, May 18-21 at the Mother House in Montreal with 48 Associates and 14 Sisters attending. Some Associates arrived early to participate in a Walking Tour, “In the Footsteps of Marguerite Bourgeoys”, visit Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum on May 17 that was organized by Sr. Maura McGrath. Our Tour Guides were CND Sisters Patricia Simpson, Joyce Roberts and Sheila Sullivan. It was a wonderful experience to be in the areas of Ville Marie where Marguerite walked over 318 years ago. She died in 1700.

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