Gratitude Means Involvement

We know the season of Easter we are now entering as a time of joy and celebration, of gratitude for God’s promise that life triumphs over death and good is stronger than evil. If this attitude of hope can seem difficult to enter into because we feel surrounded by violence, oppression and fear, perhaps it […]

Islamophobia

On a Sunday afternoon in March the Partners with OLM group gathered at our Central House to learn from Samira Kanji, President of the Noor Cultural Centre.  We had asked Samira to speak about Islamophobia.  She decided to focus on the topic of women in Islam since this is the source of much of the […]

Called to Something New and Unexpected – Our Life is Mission!

On March 25th 2017, OLMs and some of our friends gathered at Leander house to celebrate the feast of the Annunciation, our principal Feast Day which is also the day when Father Dan celebrated the first Mass of thanksgiving in Immaculata House in 1949. Commemorating this event invites us to ponder Mary’s fiat as Christine inspired us to […]

Celebrating Family Day

Recently OLM’S were treated to a very special and delicious supper, celebrating Family Day on 19th of February. Heather, Bob, John and Lydia arrived at our Central House bringing with them all the food, a variety of appetizers, roast beef, vegetables, and desserts and special supper music! While OLM’s were enjoying the appetizers and the […]

International Women’s Day And Human Trafficking

Members and friends of the Catholic Network For Women’s Equality gathered in the chapel of the Basilian Fathers on St.Joseph St. to pray and reflect on human trafficking before proceeding to the intersection of Bloor and Bay St. for their annual vigil.   We sat in a circle at the centre of which a cloth […]

World Day of Prayer

This year the World Day of Prayer was written by women of the Philippines and entitled “Am I Being Unfair to You?”  Sr. Lorie Nuñez, OLM was invited to speak in Markham where several churches gathered together in prayer at St. Patrick’s Church.  Lorie  spoke of the Filipino concept of Sapat na, which can be translated as “enough,” […]

Pause and Ponder

Arriving at the Women’s March in Toronto last Saturday, I began looking for the other OLMs and friends that I knew would be there.  I never found them.  There was just too big a crowd.  Organizers estimate that 60,000 people were there.  I believe them!  All the time I spent at the march from Queen’s […]

We Envision A World…

It’s a New Year, that particular moment in time when we review the blessings and disappointments of the past year and look to the new with a sense of expectation, of starting over and countless possibilities. This is an occasion of thankfulness for the people with whom we share home and community and for all […]

Christmas Blessings

This year as we celebrate the joy of a new birth that is Christmas, Our Lady’s Missionaries cannot help but also hold in our hearts the sadness of the sudden loss of our sister, Susan Moran, last December 18.  We are grateful for all the love and support we have received at this time.  As […]

Service to Mission

  Sisters Mary Deighan and Mary Gauthier celebrated the 60th anniversary of their membership in Our Lady’s Missionaries on Saturday, December 10. The two sisters and many other OLM s gathered with family members and friends at our central house, 2 Leander Court. The celebration began with Mass at 4:00 pm at which Father Brian […]