On May 26, seventeen associates gathered for their annual retreat at Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre in Summerside PEI. Sister Pat Wilson, a sister of Charity from Halifax, was the Retreat Guide. Her input and gentle guidance was greatly appreciated by all. At the close of the day, we had our usual Prayer Service during which, Donna MacIntyre was received as a new associate.
The OK Clean Water Project is most grateful to the Ottawa Catholic Schools who have supported our water project in Kumbo, Cameroon again in the school year 2013-2014. This year twenty-nine schools brought in an amazing $26,608.50!
Presently thirty-seven villages have clean water and more villagers are waiting in hope.
Continuing residence-living here in Fredericton and doing some pastoral ministry on the side gave me a wonderful opportunity to celebrate on the eve of the Feast of the Visitation. Our usual Saturday evening Communion Service was celebrated at this time. The occasion provided an opportunity to share Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys with the ladies who attend regularly. Reading the gospel of the feast (Luke 1:39-56), the story of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys was a "natural" follow-up through from Marguerite’s coming to Ville Marie, her founding of our CND and our connection with the Visitation-Pentecost.