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Various Ways Feast Day Was Celebrated Throughout Visitation Province...

In Woodstock

Marjorie Allison Ross, associate co-coordinator, shown with display at St. Gertrude’s Church in Woodstock, January 12. After Mass, associates gathered at the home of Helen Ross.


In Fredericton

CND sisters and associates attended the Parish Mass at St. Dunstan’s in downtown Fredericton. Father Bill Brennan, with his usual humor and teaching style, spoke about Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys and the CND connection in the area. After Mass, a group of us went to The Lunar Rogue to enjoy nourishment and conversation.

Eleanor McCloskey, CND

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Feast Day Celebrations in Toronto

On January 13th, sisters, associates and teaching colleagues from Notre Dame High School filled the first few pews of a packed church for 11 o’clock mass at St. Paschal Baylon parish in Toronto. It was the fulfilment of a dream brought to reality by associate Iole Bada and manifested in the large statue to the right of the altar. Working with the pastor, Iole arranged for this image of St. Marguerite to be presented to the parish as part of our Toronto Feast Day celebrations.

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Christmas truly begins now!

The Christmas season is over. Some homes still have their outside decorative lights on to help us with these long dark winter evenings. Even the Churches have their Nativity sets stored for another year. Yet the Incarnation of Christ belongs more in our ordinary everyday lives than on just one day in December. It takes a lifetime to unwrap the gift of Christ himself which he gives to us.

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News from Visitation Province (Canada)

Feast Day Celebration 

Sr. Eileen McQuaid delivered the homily at Marguerite Bourgeoys parish church in Tantallon, NS on Tuesday January 8th. She spoke of Marguerite as an immigrant and newcomer to Canada and Mother of the Colony. 
 

 

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Prayer Service for the Feast of Marguerite Bourgeoys

Leader:  St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, was a woman of great love, faith, and courage.  She trusted in God with all of her heart.  As we gather in great joy to celebrate her Feast Day, let us draw inspiration from the life and example of our foundress.

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Mass for the Feast of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

Presided by Guy Chapdelaine

Mass in French with some English texts / hymns

Sunday January 13, 2019 at 10:30 A.M.

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

400 rue Saint-Paul Est Montréal, H2Y 1H4

514 282-8670

Métro Champ-de-Mars

www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com

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The Story of the People’s Pastoral from the Catholic Community of Appalachia

An exploration (from a Catholic perspective) of the social and environmental challenges facing the Appalachian region; the grassroots work of women religious in Appalachia and the advocacy work of women religious in Washington, DC; the story of acommunity that took the initiative to listen to both the cries of the poor andthe earth, without waiting for the approval of the bishops of the Appalachian region; a community that has been vindicated by the words and actions of Pope Francis, especially his encyclical letter Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home.

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