This Blessed Land

Land of the elk, the bear, the loon, A thousand others beneath the moon. The Inuit and Aboriginal, it’s their eternal home. A place to hunt a place to die, a place to “Forest gods” on High. Twightlight falls, the end is near of mortal fear. Listen to the paddles, singing in the swell, Hard […]

Friends of OLM Do It Again

2015 marks the 125th year of the founding, in 1890, of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. A variety of special celebrations had been held to mark the occasion throughout the diocese. On May 21 2015, the Orders of Sisters who have served in the diocese or are presently serving in varying capacities, were invited as well […]

OLM Visits Alexandria-Cornwall CWL

  Recently, the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall circulated it’s Diocesan plan to all the parishioners throughout that area. Sister Mary Gauthier and I were invited to attend the Catholic Women’s League meeting held to discuss the plan’s vision statement “With open hearts, attentive ears and hands of service, we radiate the joy and hope of the […]

Call To Action

  TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION OTTAWA MAY 29 – JUNE 3, 2015 The two most powerful moments at the Truth and Reconciliation celebrations in Ottawa were the Walk on Sunday to Ottawa City Hall and the Circle of Prayer. Walk for Reconciliation: As we gathered to begin the walk I met some Indigenous women who had […]

Celebration for Archbishop Oscar Romero

On May 24, 2015 a celebration was held to honour the life and beatification of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was murdered in 1980. The celebration was organized by the parish of San Esteban of the Anglican Archdiocese of Toronto and was held in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 19 Trinity Square. The program […]

An Invitation from Scarboro Missions

Mother’s Day Memories May 10, 2015

We longed for a family; my husband John and I were married in our mid twenties, and by the time we reached our early thirties I wondered if parenthood was meant to be.  We spent countless hours wondering, yearning, and praying. Then we met Irina, an enthusiastic and supportive adoption worker with connections in the […]

A Spring Poem

The Gift Box

      The Gift Box The Partners with Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered on April 12, 2015 to hear about “The Gift Box”: an interfaith response to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in Toronto during the up-coming Pan Am Games. Marie Clarkson, OLM opened our time of prayer by sharing with us her poem that […]

Easter Blessings

AN EASTER GIFT     Often I am reminded that the SAME POWER that raised Jesus from the dead is at work now, in our daily lives.  The Feast of the Resurrection reminds me that God is present in the ORDINARY EVENTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES  of one’s life.  Fr. Russ Sampson, Scarboro Missions