A GOOD BOOK: Joyce Rupp has been one of my favorite authors for many years now. I've used some of her material in retreats and group processes to invite myself and others to a deeper sense of God within and without. Her latest book "Fly While You Still Have Wings" companioned me on my eight-day retreat in August. It is a series of reflections on what she verbalizes in the subtitle as "other lessons my resilient mother taught me." It was timely for me as I walk in the wake of my mother's death last year and my brother Marcel's death in June of this year, as well as a number of our Congregation of Notre-Dame companions here in Kingston. I have come to know that grief doesn't happen in the blink of an eye; it takes time and space. Joyce Rupp writes candidly and poignantly of her journey through grief 14 years after her mother's death. You may also enjoy the read!
Visitation Provincial Assembly “HOW THEN SHALL WE LIVE?” September Assembly Presentations
Submitted by Marjorie Allison-Ross
Bernadette Fegan, Anna Rowley and I are in the process of visiting the Maritime Associate Groups to provide presentations about the information that we received at the Visitation Province Assembly in July on Contemplative Prayer and Dialogue and the Visitation Province Directional Statement.
In September, Anna and I visited with the Mabou Associates and Sisters on Sunday evening September 13 at the St Joseph Renewal Centre. On Monday morning, September 14, we met with the Sydney and Area Associates and Sisters at Parkland. The Miramichi Associates welcomed us on the 21st at St Mary’s Church Hall. Anna and Bernadette met with the Antigonish Associates on Sunday afternoon, September 27 at Sr Isabel MacLellan’s home. The Associates and Sisters who have attended the presentations to date have expressed gratitude for the information. We encouraged them to practice Contemplative Prayer.
Pope Francis - Visit To The U.S.: Through LCWR, Sr. Patricia McCarthy was allowed to participate at the Mass in Washington, DC. Sr. Ellen Gorman was at the White House Lawn. Through the Archdiocese of NY, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Sr. Joan Curtin, many of the CNDs were able to attend the Vespers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Mass at Madison Square Gardens in NY. We carried all CNDs and Associates with us.
Sisters And Associates: An important new study of the associate-religious relationship of religious congregations in the United States and Canada is being conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Associates are receiving this survey by email. Please take 15 minutes to access and complete this survey within the next four weeks.