Feast Day of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Prayer Service 2023

Reader 1:  Marguerite, a woman of great love, faith and courage, trusted in God with all her heart.  As we joyfully gather to celebrate St. Marguerite’s Feast Day, may her life and example inspire us to live our lives in the same way…with great love, faith, courage, and trust in God

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Feast Day of Marguerite Bourgeoys January 12

On Jan. 12, Roman Catholics remember Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, who not only founded a religious congregation, but
was also instrumental in establishing the Canadian city of Montreal. She is the patron saint of: poverty, loss of parents and people rejected by religious orders. The educative and apostolic efforts of Marguerite Bourgeoys continue through the commitment of the members of the CND community that she founded.

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News from Visitation Province

Coming right up! January 12, 2023. Happy Feast Day to us!

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, Pray for us!

During the months since the 400th Anniversary, I have noticed how often Sisters and Associates make use of the song written by Robert Lebel, Let Us Hurry on the Way.

The Chorus seems to speak to where we are in these times, and how we are called “to be living signs of God’s own Visitation… for someone awaits our presence and our joy!”

Today, and any day, who might be awaiting a visit? Today, and any day, maybe I am open to being visited?

The Zoom gatherings have given us many Visitation opportunities. Sisters and Associates and special guests! We have visited, gifting joy among ourselves in our prayer, in our personal sharing and in our taking advantage of new learning.

With gratitude for all we have, we step confidently into 2023!

Eleanor McCloskey, CND

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Sisters Silvia Leticia Corea Sagastume, CND and Minkada Onana Brigitte, CND (CND photo, 2013)


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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)


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