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 […]

Fr. Ken Decker – Long-time Community Friend

  On November 30, 2015, Fr. Ken Decker, a Basilian Priest passed into eternal life. From our initial meeting at the Maryglen Residence, to regular celebrations of Eucharist at our Robina House, to spending a sabbatical with our sisters in Nigeria, to joining us for celebrations at all of our houses over the years… Ken […]

Celebrating 135 Years of Mission Service

On Sunday, December 6 – friends and family joined the OLMs in celebrating the anniversaries of three jubilarians:   Sr. Lorie Nuñez – 25 years Sr. Rosemary Williamson – 50 years Sr. Marie Clarkson – 60 years We began our celebrations with a Eucharist at which Fr. Jack Lynch SFM presided. Guitar accompaniment was provided […]

Remembering and Celebrating our Loved ones

    On November 15, 2015  Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered at Leander Court accompanied by relatives and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died within this past year.  Father Jack Lynch of Scarboro Missions was the Presider. In Sister Christine Gebel’s reflection she quoted a poem by Warsan Shire, […]

OLM Christmas Mailing

On November 8 eighteen volunteers joined Our Lady’s Missionaries in addressing, stuffing, sealing and stamping our Christmas mailing. Since our beginnings we have relied on the generosity of others and we are so very grateful that we can still depend on the help and support of family and friends.             […]

A Quest for Peace

Hebron – this scarred unhappy land It is hard to believe that every day kindergarten children trudge up a narrow rocky path to school with a high metal fence on one side baring them from the street, and Israeli armed soldiers waiting at the top to observe them as they pass and that is what happens  to […]

A Reflection on Caring for our Common Home

  I did not want to study the 176 page bound version of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si on my own. So I was happy to discover in late September that Scarboro Missions Centre was offering a free five week lecture series on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter. I attended the presentations of Paige Souter, Education Program Coordinator from […]