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Ottawa Associates and Sisters Celebrate Marguerite’s Feast Day

Seven associates and two sisters gathered on Sunday afternoon, January 8th, via Zoom for a celebration of Marguerite’s Feast Day. Patricia and Kathy created a process for us to experience winter with Marguerite.

We were invited to don snowshoes and come walk in Marguerite’s footsteps through the harsh winters. We heard the furious winds swirl around us as we tried to find firewood buried beneath the snow. Our imaginary journey was guided with excerpts from Ann Deignan’s book “The Love of a Lover – The Mystical Journey of Marguerite Bourgeoys.”

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Ordinary Times

Dorothy Day was an intellectual and a reformer, a Catholic and a peace activist, a refuge for the homeless and a challenger to the status-quo. She died in 1980 at the age of 83. Her cause for canonization has been introduced in Rome by Cardinal Dolan of New York where she spent most of her life. On May 1, 1933 Dorothy along with Peter Maurin published the first edition of The Catholic Worker paper and sold it for a penny a copy. The paper is still being printed and it still costs a penny a copy.

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Sister Noriko Atami: Listening Course and Volunteers

1. Listening is the art of communicating by listening attentively to the other person's words with both ears and heart.

Listening is a form of communication in which one listens attentive to the other person's story.

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