Christmas Blessings from OLM

  Mother and Child, by Galo B. Ocampo ……… The Promise  What mystery this remembering the promise from of old believing in that promise embracing the gift of life in all and for all she wrapped the child with tenderness so gentle yet so strong rejoicing in this mystery of love Sr. Marie Clarkson olm […]

Representing The God In Our Midst

  Jonathan Emerson is the acting Chaplain at the St Clair O’Connor Community, a Mennonite Project.  Jonathan is an ordained Anglican deacon, assisting in the Spiritual needs of the Residents living in the St Clair O’Connor  Community.   “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, […]

Sr. Rosemary Hughes, OLM – 60’th Anniversary

From Japan to Brazil to the Philippines to Canada’s North, and now here in Toronto, Sister Rosemary Hughes, OLM has lived mission for 60 years. Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered to celebrate with her on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2014. Fr. Dave Warren SFM presided at a Eucharist in which we gave […]

Sister Christine Gebel,olm

Christine Gebel OLM was one of a number of graduates of Regis College who received degrees and diplomas in Philosophy, Theology or Spirituality on Saturday November 22, 2014. The graduates gathered in the chapel at Regis College, 100 Wellesley St. in Toronto, with family members and friends, members of the Regis College faculty and representatives […]

Sr. Norma Samar offers a ministry of presence

by Linda Mikolayenko After being without a pastor for over a year, the northern Saskatchewan parishes of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Southend and St. John Vianney in La Ronge are pleased to welcome Sr. Norma Samar, OLM, as Pastoral Minister.  “Our many prayers for our parish have been answered, and her name is […]

All Souls Day

Each year during the month of November, the time of All Saints and All Souls, OLM’s celebrate a liturgy in remembrance of any family, relatives and friends that have died during the year.  During 2014 the ones remembered are many.  They include…     Father Ron MacDonell’s homily, the liturgy and the participation was a […]

Remembering Mina

We are saddened to learn of the death of our friend, Mina – Maria Teresa Velasco – last night. Mina came to our central house most Thursdays and spent the day helping to answer the phone and helping some of us figure out our e-mails, and other things. But it is not the things that […]

Sisters in Spirit

October 4th is the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil across Canada.  The purpose of this vigil is to honour  the hundreds of murdered and missing Aboriginal women and to raise awareness of this tragedy.  In Toronto the event was hosted by The Native Women’s Resource Centre at Allan Gardens. A series of powerful Aboriginal murals have […]

October OLM’s Partners Meeting

In 2005, concerned by the needs of immigrants and refugees coming to Toronto, the Congregational Leaders of several religious communities established Becoming Neighbours, a joint apostolic ministry.  Father Peter McKenna S.C.J was invited by the communities to become the Director of this Ministry. On October 6, the Partners gathering at OLM’s was fortunate to have […]

The Blessing

The Blessing Elizabeth Weaver of threads ribbons of dreams whisps of vision imaging the beauty infusing the trust remembering that once fearful journey of days gone by the guiding hand leading little ones to tempestuous turbulent water fall a picnic satiety on simple fare we too know of such journeys yet always the blessing empowering […]