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Love is the only way to respond

The arms of slavery and oppression have a long reach. If a twenty-four hour news cycle had reported the selling, beatings and conditions of slavery two hundred years ago, would it have made any difference to a fledgling nation? If the beatings and lynchings of black men and women had been broadcast into our living rooms one hundred years ago, would it have made any difference?

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Heart of Goodness / The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 poems

In 1653, Marguerite Bourgeoys arrived in New France, determined to bring faith to the developing Ville-Marie community and education to the young women of the colony (now Montreal). Carolyne Van Der Meer delves into the heart and mind of Marguerite Bourgeoys and, through poetry, explores the hopes and challenges she faced as she established the Congrégation de Notre-Dame. These poems, originally written in English, have been translated by the author into Bourgeoys' native French, thus bringing to life the aspirations of this extraordinary woman who changed history. 

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From the Formation Corner

It has been a while since the last Formation Corner Communiqué went out. It is not to say that we haven’t been busy about formation business at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in White Plains, NY. So much has happened this past year. First, Sr. Donna responded generously to a call from Visitation Province to help with our senior sisters at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Montreal, Quebec. This month, she will be returning to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Inter-Novitiate Community. We are glad to have her back!

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