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Vocation Ministry

Sisters, I am grateful for having been invited to coordinate the Vocation Ministry in the province. In accepting this role, I discerned that I needed to stay grounded in the Cathedral parish ministry, as well. In that discernment, it has been clear to me that we are all in this together. I depend on you, and we are interdependent on one another to use our gifts and "lights" to see how God is leading us individually and communally. I’m hoping to visit you—in person or virtually—to reflect on this with you.

In true Visitation style, I ask you to consider doing several — or all! — of the following:

contemplate the events and people surrounding your initial calling! (How did it unfold?)

be willing to openly share the story of that initial calling with each other—and later, possibly with others.

translate your initial calling into a small poster form that could be used to promote vocations.

compose a Marguerite Bourgeoys-inspired prayer for vocations.

United with you as we continuously follow the path our Advent reflections lead us to!  Peace!

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News from Blessed Sacrament Province

Marguerite Bourgeoys Relic 

In early November, we received a package from the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Providence. A First Class relic of Marguerite was included with a note indicating it had been given to Father Frederick Halloran. Father Frederick’s nephew Monsignor John Halloran had saved it when going through his uncle’s things after his death. Neither Father Jeremy of the Diocese nor Monsignor John were aware of how the relic came to Father Frederick. If anyone knows anything about the history of the relic and/or knew Father Frederick, please let us know at the Province Office. I have assured Monsignor John that his uncle will continue to be remembered in our prayers.

Mary Anne Powers, CND

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What is our Status Regarding the Cause to Name Jeanne Le Ber Venerable?

Let us begin by stating that on November 23, Sister Annette Boisvert, CND, and Ms. Lise Jacques delivered four sets of documents, each totalling 856 pages, to Father François Sarrazin, the diocesan chancellor, after which they were to be sent to Rome by the archbishop of Montreal. Both these women, who work at Œuvre des Tabernacles, were given the responsibility of formatting what is known as a positio. The four sets of documents were duly stamped with the seal of the archdiocese.

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