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2015 Summer Assembly Update

The committee members, Susan Kidd, Maureen Baldwin, Maureen MacIsaac, Rebecca McKenna and PLT Liaison Catherine Walker have had several conference calls and a two-day meeting in Bedford which included a telephone call with Nancy Sylvester. More conference calls are scheduled along with a weekend meeting in May at The Small Plot. We are a small but enthusiastic committee. Our journey continues...

The facilitator Nancy Sylvester, IHM

The theme for the Assembly will be, “How Then Shall We Live?”

The logo will be an image of a hedge fence.

Theme songs for the Assembly will be “If Not Now, Tell Me When” by Carrie Newcomer, and “How Then Shall We Live” by Linnea Good. 

LCWR 2015 Reflection Booklet "I Will Give You the Treasures of Darkness"

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) presents a new book, I Will Give You the Treasures of Darkness, a reflective resource for our spiritual journey.

As the world lives through chaotic and often difficult times, one of the most important skis we can develop is a capacity to live peacefully in dark and murky experiences. Based on the text of Isaiah 45:3, “I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places,: the book focuses on God’s work in our lives in the midst of the mystery of darkness.

The images and stories are shared with the hope that they will assist readers to plumb the richness of the dark experiences in their own lives and find the wisdom there that God may be inviting them to discover.

A copy of the 2015 Reflection Booklet has been ordered for each sister. When they arrive in the Bedford office, they will make their way to you either by mail or personal delivery with someone travelling your way.

Thanks and Appreciation

Three of our beloved community members left us in December to celebrate Christmas in the joy of New Life: Sisters Dorothy McCarron, Alfreda Rogers and Margaret Arsenault. Then came the shock of the sudden death of our dear companion, Sister Mary Cummiskey, on January 18. We miss them and mourn the loss of these four beautiful women. However, we are consoled by the tremendous display of sympathy and support we received from community, family members and friends. We are grateful for the beautiful messages from our Provincial Administration Team and so many others from Visitation Province and beyond: letters, cards, emails, telephone calls, etc. We deeply appreciated the presence of our many CND sisters and family members who shared their memories of our loved ones so beautifully at the Memorial Services held before the wakes! The outpouring of visitors at the wakes and funerals and the eloquent tributes expressed by our pastor, Fr. Floyd Gallant, were touching manifestations of the high esteem in which our departed loved ones were held. Our heartfelt thanks to all who showed their love and concern in so many ways! 

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