A group of sisters walking together. (CND photo, 2014)
From left to right (Depending on the width of the screen, the sisters at the far right and left may not appear.):
Andrée Maheu, CND (in red),
Masuko Kanematsu, CND (in powder blue),
Mekoulou Me-Zambo Lucie, CND (in turquoise),
Akiko Usui, CND (in turquoise),
Silvia Leticia Corea Sagastume, CND (in yellow, in the centre),
Mbougoum Sophie Christine, CND (en turquoise),
Violaine Paradis, CND (in red),
Josephine Badali, CND (in yellow),
Minkoué Nzié Marthe Falie, CND (in red).
The Marguerite Bourgeoys stained glass window from Notre Dame Convent Charlottetown will now grace the new diocesan Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre in Stanley Bridge, PEI.
This stained glass window was a gift from the Prince of Wales students, class of 1952 who boarded at Notre Dame.
“I do not understand
The mystery of grace-
Only that it meets us where we are
And does not leave us
Where it found us.”
It is always a thankful time to look back on events that have been realized through the collaboration of many hands and hearts. The Spirituality Resource Group in dreaming about possibilities this year imagined offering a Visitation Spirituality Retreat and also a Congregation of Notre Dame gathering called GRACED AGING for sisters in their 70’s.
September was a wonderful month for many events connected to the on-going development of Associate Relationship in Visitation Province.
On September 17th, the North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) gathered at Villa Consolata, Howe Island, ON, for one of three workshops on: Celebrating Our Charisms Alive in the World. Celebrating NACAR’s 20th anniversary, it was a first Canadian conference hosted by our CND associate coordinators. Over 78 sisters and associates of 5 different communities came together and enjoyed a meaningful facilitation by Mercy associate, Kathleen Wade. Those present were led in a contemplative exploration of associate-religious relationship, especially focused on leadership for the future and how all are called to discover and share personal gifts and community charisms.
We are dedicated to our mission of liberating education
through prayer, work and community.
We follow Jesus, the Light
of the world.
Sisters Silvia Leticia Corea Sagastume, CND and Minkada Onana Brigitte, CND (CND photo, 2013)
Women and men committed to their baptismal call to live Jesus' mission of service, through justice, love and compassion in today's world.
As partners, sisters and associates, faithful to their personal vocation, commit themselves to proclaim by their entire life, the Good News of a God of Love.To learn more
Sister Elizabeth King, CND, and Ms Yolande Cormier, associate, walking along the shore during an Associate Relationship meeting in Pensacola, Florida, USA
(Photo Sister Marilyn Doucette, CND, 2009)