The purpose of this week was focused on bringing generations of people together. To celebrate this week, the Seniors’ Secretariat launched a contest in PEI. The idea was to submit stories about RESPECT to help people of all generations learn more about other generations. The Secretariat believes that people of all ages can develop greater respect for one another. Prizes were awarded to the top three winners across the province. Sister Réjeanne Bourque was the 2nd place winner for her story “Little Sam’s Respect for Seniors” (actually a real happening). The prize and certificate were presented by Mary Hughes, chair of the Seniors’ Secretariat for PEI. Little Sam and his family were present for the occasion. Congratulations, Sister Réjeanne!
I am not sure about all of my companions, but I know I am still marching. September 21 was a marvelous and grace-filled day. Being part of such a peaceful mass of people whose intention was to change the patterns of our treatment of creation was just exhilarating. To do so in such good company was an extra benefit. We were so conscious that we were marching in the name of all of us: Sisters, Associates, Friends, Colleagues, and Students. We made the Congregation of Notre Dame present in an historic event.
WELCOME FIVE NEW ASSOCIATES: At the joyous Liturgy for the Associate Retreat at Quonnie, five women became CND Associates. Three of them had their formation in Wilton, CT and two online with the use of a blog. How blessed we are in these five new Associates of the Congregation of Notre Dame!
Quonnie Associate Retreat, September 12-14, 2014
The thirty-three Associates and five Sisters pictured above enjoyed a weekend of discernment, prayer, celebration of five women becoming Associates, wonderful meals and many Visitations in the beautiful setting of Quonnie.