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 […]

Honouring Water

On September 14th, a Thursday evening,  some OLMs and friends met for a faith sharing reflection at Cosburn house using “Water” as a theme for the prayer gathering.     Christine, who organized this small group sharing, invited each one to remember their experiences of water.  Some shared delightful experiences of water from childhood and […]

We Are One, United for Peace!

    On Thursday, August 31, some of OLMs attended a group rally hosted by SAFE: Solidarity Against Fascists Everywhere, which was held at the Queens Park.  The theme of the rally was: “We are one community, united against hate. Join together – with your neighbours, friends, and family. Together we can fight the right!” […]

Our Lives Connected

                                                     Memorare                                                     -Sr. Marie […]

Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, some OLMs observed the solar eclipse using our neat homemade viewers made of shoe boxes, pieces of aluminum foil and white bond paper, thanks to the CSA for posting instructions on how to make a solar eclipse projector. The solar eclipse in Toronto occurred at about 2:30 pm.  It was a […]