Joint Ecological Ministry

On Thursday, April 21, several OLMs attending a gathering of JEM (Joint Ecological Ministry) at the Mary Ward Centre. The topic was, “Reflections on COP 21″.  There were two speakers – Dr. Stephen Scharper and Kevin Thomas of SHARE.  Both were excellent… If you’re interested, you can watch their presentations here:   Dr. Stephen Scharper […]

Climate Change

  The Partners with OLM group gathered once again at our Central House on Sunday, April 10.  The theme was Climate Change and we were delighted to have Stephen Leahy as our speaker. Stephen Leahy is an independent environmental journalist and co-recipient of the 2012 United Nations Global prize for Climate Change Reporting.  His book, […]

Basketfull of Blessings

    Each birthday is an opportunity to ponder the amazing miracle of being alive, as well as to reflect on how one is part of the Universe Story.  On April 5th, Sr. Mary Hughes celebrated her 95th birthday with family and Our Lady’s Missionaries at Leander. The event was highlighted with a prayer of thanksgiving […]

Still With Us!

    If the message of Christmas is “God with us”, then the message of Easter must be “God is still with us”. The empty tomb and Jesus’ presence with His followers tell us that sin does not have the last word, that God is stronger and very much present in our world and our […]

May It Be So…

Once again International Women’s Day was celebrated by a group of women in Toronto on March 8, 2016.  Eight OLMs joined the Catholic Network for Women’s Equality, (CNWE),  in its annual silent vigil at the corner of Bay and Bloor. The purpose of the vigil is to protest human trafficking, and to raise awareness about this […]

A Sacred Threshold

  This was the theme of a CRC workshop held in Kingston at the Providence Spirituality Centre.  Sue Wilson, CSJ presented us with the question: How can we tap a graced reconciling energy to release our capacity to be change-makers in a world of deep divisions? Background: World Views  Currently we are being challenged to […]


  By Kathy Murtha of Scarboro Missions The first Parliament of World Religions was held in Chicago in 1893.  It was the first formally organized gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western Spiritual Traditions.  That event is now widely recognized as the birth of the present day interfaith movement.  It was hoped that this highly successful […]

Book Launch of “Our Story”

As we prepared for the book launch of “Our Story,” the history of Our Lady’s Missionaries from our beginnings until 2015, we wondered if anyone would show up. Well… almost 100 people came to our Central House on Sunday, January 17’th! After Sr. Frances Brady olm, our Congregational Leader welcomed our guests, and Sr. Mary Gauthier […]

New Year’s Greeting

Preparing to greet the New Year with anticipation and hope,  we offer you this prayer written by our own Sr. Maejanet Mac Donell, OLM   Blessing Prayer May the blessing of God Fountain of living water, Flow within you as a river of life. May you drink deep of Her wisdom. May you never thirst […]

Christmas Greetings

    Christmas is a special time for us for a number of reasons. It’s a time for being with family and friends, for music, decorations, special food and gifts. Most of all it is the season of year when we are reminded how present with us is the God who loves us. It is […]