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LA FOLLE AVENTURE

A play about the foundation of Montreal for the festivities of the 375th anniversary, staged by the troop of young adults of the Espace Benoît Lacroix.

Was it folly or wisdom that inspired the “Montréalistes” to found Ville-Marie in 1642?

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Ontario Basic Income Pilot (OBIP) Update

4,000 residents of the communities of Thunder Bay, Hamilton and Lindsay will participate. The purpose of the pilot project is to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario's economic growth. Ontario is also in the early stages of planning a separate, parallel First Nations Basic Income Pilot, co-created and designed with First Nations partners. For more details on OBIP see https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2017/04/giving-more-people-an-opportunity-to-get-ahead-and-stay-ahead.html

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Not define or "box" God in

The Associates coordinators and Sr. Nina were blessed to spend the morning of Monday April 3rd with Montreal CND, Sr. Joan Foliot. We explored the theme "Rooted in Jesus Christ" from the General Chapter in light of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame Orientation 2016-2021. Together we explored our image of God and Jesus. We were challenged: to not define or "box" God in, but rather to let God evolve in our lives and in our relationships are we a living replica of Jesus? We had two short sessions each followed by a time of reflection and then a time of sharing. Sr. Joan reminded us that new images and faces of Jesus are being revealed to us in our daily lives and time of prayer if we are attentive. To be rooted in Jesus Christ we must be rooted in all creation. We were reminded that we have been called by name and that Jesus tells us "...there is so much I want to do for you, if only you will let me...." Rooted in Jesus Christ we strive to cultivate love and compassion, by deepening our image and understanding of who Jesus is in our lives in 2017. This will enable us to answer the question posed in our CND Orientation 2016-2021 "How then shall we live?" as we discover "Where and what is our Future?

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