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Shawl Ministry at The Small Plot

For two hours each week a group of women gather to prayerfully knit or crochet a shawl for someone in need of comfort from illness, grief or any other difficulty.

One of the many Prayer Shawl Ministry websites describes the activity in the following manner: “Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Blessings are prayed into every stitch. Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way.”

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Virtual Pilgrimage: Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette in Toronto

For the past three years, parishioners and students have had the opportunity to experience a Virtual Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage mirrors spending a day at Lourdes, France. After being a volunteer in Lourdes, Joan Lewis, CND desired to share with others a similar experience. She then persuaded Fran, one of the team members, to come to Toronto. 

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The Statue Our Lady, Help of Christians Returns

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After Years of Loving Attention, the Statue Our Lady, Help of Christians Returns to the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

(Montreal, April 13, 2017) – The splendid statue of Our Lady, Help of Christians that had stood on the pediment of the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel since 1887 is back in its place of honour...

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