A Lenten Mission is being held at Stella Maris Church in North Rustico, PEI for the parishioners of Stella Maris and the surrounding parishes. Sister Regina McQuaid,CND will be the presenter at this Mission which is scheduled for March 6, 7 and 8th. The focus of the Mission is: Remember the Past with Gratitude, Live the Present with Joy, Look to the Future with Hope. We thank Sister Regina for her great generosity in accepting the invitation to do this and for sharing her time, her service, her giftedness, her joy and hope with us. Our Lenten Journey will surely be enriched.
Good News From The CND Sisters: A new and delightful biography of their founder is now available, The Seed that Became a Garden: The Story of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys by Louise Finn, CND, and illustrated by Francis Back. Geared to young adults and older, it tells how Marguerite left her home in France as a young lay woman to travel to 17th-century Canada. Her amazing adventures will expand your vision of her world—and of our own. Available at Amazon as a paperback and a Kindle, and at B&N as a Nook, the book can also be purchased at ST. PAULS Bookstore, Staten Island, NY (1-800-343-2522). Thank you.
On Friday, February 19 at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, the 2016 edition of Gospel Fever opened with a “gospelizing” concert, featuring blues giant, Bob Walsh, with Guy Bélanger, harmonica virtuoso, Jean Fernand Girard on keyboard and Jean Cyr on bass.
Hosting a blues concert in Bon-Secours Chapel may seem like a stretch from the traditional Gospel hymns and spirituals. Some may even say that it is inappropriate. In fact, the blues are a direct descendant of Gospel music. If Negro slaves in 19th century United States sang about back-breaking labour in the cotton fields, blues songs like Sixteen Tons written in the 1940s about labour in the Kentucky mines, deal with the same preoccupations.