Srs. KONAÏ Justine and NGO NGOK Angèle during a meeting of newer members of the CND in Central America
Photo, Sister S. Sullivan, 2009

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Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

2014 – 2015 Marguerite Bourgeoys Bursaries

Members of the Bursary Committee met in Summerside in May to review all applications that were received. Of the one hundred and sixty-six applications received, one hundred and fifty-four were accepted. Thanks to our Sisters and Associates who helped in the distribution of the application forms. Many hands made light work! All successful applicants have been notified.

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News from the Canadian Religious Conference

Sisters Ann Broderick and Nina Glinski were among the 300 women and men religious at the 2014 General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference which was held May 29 - June 1. The theme was “Beyond Frontiers a call to transformation.”

The guest speaker, Anthony Gittins, CSSP theologian, professor, and author of fifteen books, led a two-day workshop on his vision of Intercultural living.

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LCWR Summer 2014 issue of Occasional Papers

Discernment The LCWR Summer 2014 issue of Occasional Papers is dedicated to an exploration of discernment through many lenses, including what it means to discern in light of new understandings of the universe.

https://lcwr.org/item/summer-2014-discernment

 

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OK Clean Water Celebrates Another Successful Year with Ottawa Catholic Schools!

The OK Clean Water Project is most grateful to the Ottawa Catholic Schools who have supported our water project in Kumbo, Cameroon again in the school year 2013-2014. This year twenty-nine schools brought in an amazing $26,608.50!

Presently thirty-seven villages have clean water and more villagers are waiting in hope.

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Walking alongside refugee claimants

Sr. Maureen Killoran celebrated in the news: Walking alongside refugee claimants has a long and rich history for Religious Communities in Canada. Over the past few years that important work and ministry has become more and more difficult with changes to the Claims Process & Hearings Protocols, Safe Third Country Legislation and most recently the Federal Government decision to deny refugee claimants access to public health care services.

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Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy & Safe Communities

August 19-22, in Charlottetown, PE

This year’s theme is Renewing Democracy through Social Justice: Adding New Voices. “Leadership has been an important topic of recent Atlantic Summer Institutes and regional workshops. The 2014 program will resonate with emerging and established leaders and those committed to social justice in our Atlantic communities and beyond.” Registration information: www.asi-iea.ca/en/asi-2014/

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