Our Lady’s Missionaries Keep Earth Hour

  Opening with the following prayer from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, OLMs will continue to observe Earth Hour, March 28 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, by sharing stories, hopes and concerns for our relationship with Earth.   Prayer for Earth Hour   Loving Creator God, we thank you for the gift of creation […]

Be-ing a ‘Presence to Earth’– by Daisy Radigan, D.Min.

  This year, OLM’s celebrated St. Valentine’s Day by engaging with Daisy Radigan, D.Min on a reflection about “Relationships.” How and why was the topic of “Relationships” of timely importance? The OLMs are preparing for an upcoming Chapter when the Mission, Community, andLeadership elements in the Directional Statement require discernment, prayer and the presence of […]

Today is International Women’s Day!

Last Friday, four OLM sisters joined the Catholic Network for Women’s Equality as they continued the tradition of marking the immanence of International Women’s Day by raising awareness about human trafficking. First they gathered at the Mary Ward Centre to hear presentations by Varka Kalaydzhieva, of the FCJ Refugee Centre and Kelly Cowell, of the […]

Living with limits, living well

      This is the title of a new workbook developed by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice.  ON January 18, 2015 Anne Marie Jackson one of the co-authors presented us with a stimulating and enthusiastic introduction to how this booklet could be used.  Here was the very tool we needed to […]

Family Day February 16, 2015

                              On October 12, 2007 the Ontario government established the Family Day holiday that would fall on the third Monday of every February.  The inaugural holiday began in February of 2008.  Widely embraced, it offered a respite from the short cold […]

Pope Francis meets with Popular Movements

Judith Marshall           Pope Francis   At the invitation of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice, Judith Marshall spoke to a group at the Mary Ward Centre on January 29, 2015 about the World Meeting of Popular Movements. Ms. Marshall was the only Canadian delegate at the meeting that […]

OLM Partners Gathering January 18,2015

At the OLM’s Partners meeting on January 18th, 2015, there was an introduction to the workbook “Living With Limits, Living Well” presented by one of the four co-Authors, Anne-Marie Jackson, also of the Jesuit Forum.  Anne-Marie had worked for many years with Development & Peace and is now currently the Director of the Jesuit Forum. This […]

World Day 2015 of Migrants and Refugees


Parable of The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Our Lord    A reflection by Fr. Dave Warren, SFM, on Isaiah 55.1-11, 1 John 5.1-9 and Mark 1.7-11 There’s an unusual organization in the Greater Toronto Area known as the Toronto Polar Bear Club. Each year on January 1, the members of the club put on their bathing suits and run into […]

Thoughts for Global Peace during 2015

    It is another New Year and, as happens, most of us step back and take stock of the world around us and how we might interact differently – more positively – with our family and friends.  At this time, world leaders and those made famous in sport and entertainment are given a platform to […]