On March 10, 2016 a presentation on CND Spirituality is being offered at the Martha Spirituality Centre in Charlottetown, PEI. Sister Phyllis Gallant, CND with two CND Associates Vernon Buote and Donna MacIntyre will introduce the public to Visitation/Pentecost Spirituality and to what the CND Associate Relationship means to its members and to the CND vowed members. Part of the presentation will focus on the understanding of Visitation/Pentecost spirituality and the strong connection between Visitation and Pentecost. Other points of interest will zero in on St. Marguerite's charism, how CNDs have touched the lives of our associates, how individuals are invited to the relationship, what is expected of the associates and what some of our CND directives are. We will touch on the impact of global warming and the seriousness of the situation which moved us to our corporate stance on climate change. May God continue to guide us while being rooted in Jesus Christ as we journey together in love and compassion for others.
Associate Barbara Houlihan Hecht takes this Sunday’s challenging readings and focuses our attention on God’s surpassing mercy. As God is incomprehensible to us; so is his everlasting mercy. She thus echoes the theme of this Year of Mercy.
What strikes me in the readings for today is the awe and reverence of the Israelites for God and God’s tender mercy toward all. It seems as though God’s mercy is there for the taking if we are open to His/Her presence as were Moses and the Israelites.
Following the birth of her adorable baby girl, Mira-Éden, and her maternity leave, Ms. Bineta Ba has resumed her functions as coordinator of the CND Social Justice Network. Welcome back, Bineta! You now carry on the actions undertaken last year by Apraham Niziblian.
As a means to concretely apply the orientation adopted by the network in 2014, regarding caring for our planet, Apraham imagined an innovative and rather ambitious project. This project was approved by the three members of the advisory committee and endorsed by the members of the General Council. The Council recognized the educational dimension and reimagining of a “green mother house, one that would make even the most environmentally conscious person blush.”
 Just News, Autumn 2014