Jerusalem Is For Peace!

On December 9th and 10th groups of people in Toronto rallied to say “NO” to the idea of the U.S. Embassy moving to Jerusalem. This event for peace was to express support and solidarity  for Palestine. The “Jewish Voice for Peace” posted on facebook the following reasons why this is a bad idea; “It’s occupied territory, […]

Wake Up, and Wait!

Advent…. The messages of Advent can seem a bit contradictory. We are asked to wake up, and wait! And yet, this is perhaps a message that our world needs now more than ever. We need to be awake and aware… …of all the wonderfully good things that are happening all around us acts of kindness […]

Guadalupe Circle: Taking Action Together

Two OLMs attended the JPIC (Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation) Ontario gathering that was held on November 22-23, 2017 at  Providence Spirituality Center, Kingston. The theme of the gathering was focussed on “How can we as Catholics engage Canada’s First Nations in our efforts to further reconciliation?” Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is a Catholic […]

A Community of All that is Loved by God

  On November 19th , OLMs, friends, and family gathered at our Leander house to express gratitude for the special way those who have died in the past year have blessed our lives. At the mass, Sr. Frances Brady, OLM shared her thoughts with us: Each person we have known and loved, and who has loved […]

60 Years of Life in Mission

On Sunday November 12, 2017 we held a 60th Jubilee celebration for three of our sisters who entered Our Lady’s Missionaries in 1957. Sister Joan Missiaen served in Mexico, the Philippines and Guyana, Sister Doris MacDonell in Brazil and Guyana and Sister Gwen Legault in Mexico and Nigeria. All three sisters have also served in […]

Rohingya in Crisis

An interfaith group rallied in Toronto to raise awareness for the Rohingya Muslims who are a stateless minority group in Myanmar Burma who have been subjected to systematic persecution and grave human rights abuses by authorities for decades. These placards, posters, and banners that describe the ongoing conflict that created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. There are over […]

Waiting In Hope

Those who have been accompanying refugees in Canada know how grateful they are to be feeling safe and even hopeful that Canada may grant them the right to stay. During a Thanksgiving Mass celebration recently held at Scarboro Missions, Fr. Peter McKenna, scj invited us to reflect on what we are  most grateful for? Some […]

THANKSGIVING

  Our Lady’s Missionaries celebrated Thanksgiving this year with morning Mass and evening dinner together with friends. We were able to name many blessings for which we thank God, for family, friends, nature’s abundance, good food shared, the comfort of home and so much more. These happy and grateful thoughts could not fill our hearts. […]

Ride For Refuge

On September 30, 2017, I walked a few miles to support The Ride for Refuge, a charity event that supports displaced people from other countries.  This  took place in major cities across Canada.  In Toronto it was held at the Beaches and at Ashbridges Bay.  It included both cyclists and walkers who were fund raising […]

Great Lakes Water Walk

Ontario’s Indigenous Peoples launched a Great Lakes Water Walk held on September 24th, at the Waterfront.  This event raised awareness that water, according to Elder Josephine Mandamin, an Ojibwe Grandmother and Water Walker, is a sacred gift.  “It is the same water we all depend on, bringing healing, and uniting cultures.” The participation of diverse […]