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Karen Volpe et Diane Foley, Associates

Hi, Everyone!

As you know, Pope Francis has dedicated 2015 as the year dedicated to consecrated life.

As you also may know, in 1997, John Paul II called for Consecrated Life to be promoted throughout the universal Church. He declared the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord, to be observed as World day for Consecrated Life.

As Congregation of Notre Dame Associates, we are grateful for our CND Sisters and unite with them in thanksgiving by either joining them at one the events scheduled in your local cities (see below) or holding our CNDs in prayer next weekend.


Diane and Karen

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame Mark the Year of Consecrated Life

CLICK HERE FOR THE CND VIDEO "Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre Dame talk about their vocation, religious life and mission." 

"On this January 12, 2015, feast day of saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, the sisters of the Congregation are marking the Year of Consecrated Life by releasing a short video."

"In it, Sisters Susan Kidd, Della Gaudet, Réjeanne Bourque and Anne T. Gillis, share a few insights about their vocation, religious life and mission. One will even hear about Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys and how she met the needs of the people of her time - something the Congrégation de Notre-­Dame sisters are still committed to today."

"Marguerite Bourgeoys was born in Troyes, France, in 1620. She first came to Ville-­Marie (Montreal) in 1653; there, she founded the first school of New France in 1658. She died in 1700 and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1982. She had dedicated her life to liberating education."



As part of their salute to the Year, Toronto is celebrating with a Liturgy:

Celebration of World Day of Prayer

for Consecrated Life

Sunday, February 1, 2015

3:00 pm

St. Paul's Basilica

For more info, click HERE! 




During this Year of Consecrated Life, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ invites all members of religious communities and consecrated persons, all members of the clergy and the faithful of the Archdiocese to the

Diocesan Celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life,

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saint Paul University, De Mazenod Chapel,

249 Main St. (Laframboise Hall, 2nd floor).

Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a social gathering.

Free parking. All are welcome.

For more info, click HERE!


Ottawa also pointed out that the Bishops were saluting Marguerite: THE LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY OF SAINT MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS



Montreal has timed it's year event close to the February 2 date.

24 hours for Consecrated Life

On January 31st and February 1st, the Archdiocese of Montreal invites you to come over to reflect and pray for a "new spring of consecrated life". These 24 hours will be organized around three highlights: liturgical celebrations; symposium on consecrated life; night of prayer and worship.

For more info click HERE!



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