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Congrégation de Notre-Dame associates’ 1st commitment – Summerside

(Left to right: Sr. Joan Marie, Jeannette, Dorothy, Sr. Marie L.)

On January 30th the two journeying associates in Summerside, Dorothy and Jeannette, made their 1st commitment in the presence of a well-attended monthly meeting of associates and sisters. We gathered in the chapel for the celebration, facilitated by associates Louise and Aldona. They introduced the service by referring to the Sisters of the Congregation ministering in El Paso and prayed the meaningful Blessing Prayer for Sisters at the Border composed by Sr. Rosemary Sullivan of Blessed Sacrament Province. This stimulated a discussion, as well as a questioning, in particular with regards to Sister Libby who was once present and appreciated at our meetings.

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Let the Children Come!

Photo credit: Marie-Claire Dugas

Immediately after the Super Bowl victory for the New England Patriots, the crowds were swarming the players and coaches, especially Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Typical of sports reporters following a championship game, most were trying to get a microphone in front of the key people involved with the usual inane question. “How do you feel about winning?” Or even worse, “How do you feel about losing?” All that is necessary is to say nothing and let the cameras roll. Is it not obvious what each one present is feeling at the moment?

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Movie Recommendation: The Upside

The Upside is finally showing in community theatres. It’s a remake of Les Intouchables made in 2011; that version was in French with subtitles. The movie is based on a real story. It’s about the relationship that develops between a serious rich man left paraplegic after an accident, and his ex-con super-funny attendant, played by Kevin Hart. Kevin’s body language and facial expression liven up the dialogue, for sure. He’s hilarious. Nicole Kidman has a constant, rather subdued presence. I liked the message that caregivers can learn sometimes to lighten up. Every life needs some fun.

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