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  • International Human Rights Day Dec. 10, 2015
  • Visitation Blog
  • Congregation of Notre Dame Associates and friends Gathering in Kelowna
  • Sunday, Nov. 30th – Kingston Climate Action Rally
  • We are connected to the work in Paris
  • Fourteen P.E.I. environmental and social justice Climate Action is Everywhere!
  • Kevin Moynihan of Halifax has Canadian Video of Laudato Si with CND presence
  • Spirituality

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Second Sunday of Advent The Best Laid Plans or Joy Still Happens

Christine is a CND Associate.

The love of her life is her son Andre, 7.  She invites us to “trust the process” in the midst of Advent sorrows and joys. 

Second Sunday of Advent   The Best Laid Plans or Joy Still Happens

When Sister Joan invites volunteers to write Advent reflections I am always so excited, so willing and so eager.  Once my week has been assigned, much of my non-scheduled time goes to reflecting and framing and reading and noting tidbits of information and ideas toward creating an extraordinary reflection that will change lives, knock socks off and restore peace to a broken world.   Then real life happens.

Ah, the best laid plans…

During the past few weeks yes, my non-scheduled time has been filled with many thoughts about writing the perfect reflection, but the truth about what is consuming my thoughts is death and dying and grief and loss.  As my aunt approaches her final breaths, my reflections turn to memories, enveloping sadness AND yes, Advent and Christmas and how to explain this all to a seven-year old.  (It always comes back to Andre…) 

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Visitation Provincial Assembly “HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE?”

Assembly Presentations Continue

Submitted by Marjorie Allison-Ross

Bernadette Fegan, Anna Rowley and I have made 10 presentations this Fall sharing information about the July Visitation Assembly. Sister Nancy Sylvester was the guest speaker on the topic of “Contemplative Prayer and Dialogue and the Visitation Province Directional Statement.”


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