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From Our Leadership Team 

May 15-16 marked our third all-Zoom meeting. (Pat Ells zoomed in from her “office,” formerly the dining room.) Like many of you, we find it challenging at times and never as satisfying as in-person meetings. But we are getting better at it and are very grateful for the gift of being able to come together face-to-face, though virtually.

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Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys and Laudato Si’

As we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’, let us reflect on quotes from the Writings of saint Marguerite Bourgeoys in connexion with the encyclical.

p. 59 on remora (fish) – “I consider those person who are detached from everything and attached to God alone as that little fish, remora, which turns aside all that can harm a community... this little remora who obtains from God all she asks for His glory and for the good of her neighbour.”

MB tells us to be as reliant on God as the little remora fish that attached themselves to bigger fish for their survival.

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Living The Hope Of The People

In the context of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the birth of our foundress during this world health crisis, what does it mean for the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame to live the hope of the people? Let the words and testimony of Marguerite Bourgeoys enlighten and transform our hopes and expectations.

Marguerite was born on April 17, 1620. On April 17, 2020, the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame were preparing to celebrate the 400th anniversary of her birth when the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to the programs and activities carefully planned for this great celebration.

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