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Visitation Province Coordinators (Canada) Attend Blessed Sacrament Associate Assembly (USA)

Submitted by Marjorie Allison-Ross

Blessed Sacrament Province (USA province of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame) held their second CND Associate Assembly in Wilton, CT October 20-22, 2017. The 5 Visitation Province (Canadian province of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame) coordinators along with the Central Office coordinators of Associate Relationship joined about 70 associates and sisters from the Blessed Sacrament Province. Many associates were involved in planning the event. Friday evening opened with prayer and Introduction of local communities and associates. Each group was to bring a symbol of their group. We Visitation coordinators decided to use a wooden sculpture of the Visitation as our symbol. There were socials Friday and Saturday evenings so we got to spend time with the associates and share what is happening in each other’s areas. 

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Charity, Justice and the Founding of Ville-Marie

Speaker: Patricia Simpson, CND

Date: Wednesday November 22, 2017

Time: 5:30-9:00 pm

Where: Archdiocese of Montreal

2000 Sherbrooke St. West

Parking is available

[A light supper will be served]

This event is organized by Kim Piché, coordinator of the Social Action Office of the Diocese of Montreal. Please rsvp to 514-931-7311 x 211 or KPiche@diocesemontreal.org

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Retreat With Heather Eaton – Toronto – February 2018

Joint Ecological Ministry (JEM) is a collaboration of religious communities and partners using their resources to promote caring for Creation. Since our formation in 2014, JEM has sought to bring together leaders, treasurers, and JPIC representatives of religious communities to reflect on how we can use our resources to reduce our carbon footprint and address climate change. We have explored divestment from fossil fuels, investment in green alternatives, shareholder engagement, Laudato Si, and the Paris climate talks. Each gathering has further enriched the conversation between communities on how we can make a difference.

 

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