EASTER BLESSINGS FROM OLM

“The Lord has risen indeed” May you have a joyful Easter celebration!  Many of us have fond memories of Easter traditions from our past.  Below are those of our friend and olm partner, Maria Teresa Velasco.  Please add your own memories below in the comments box.  We’d love to hear from you.  He is Risen […]

WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE

Chris Sabas of the Christian Peacemakers, who works with the  Aboriginal Justice Team made a second presentation to Our Lady’s Missionaries and their partners on Sunday, April 6th.  Her previous presentation on the Doctrine of Discovery identified the attitudes and prejudices which have caused such injustice towards our Indigenous Peoples. And our group wanted to […]

Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu, a Canadian Human Rights Lawyer now based in Ramallah, Palestine and former advisor to the Palestinian peace negotiations team, was the guest speaker for a three city tour (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto) hosted by CJPME (Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East). On Friday March 21 Ms. Buttu spoke to a full […]

Stephen Leahy Speaks on Canada and Climate Change

   “Canada, ranked for four years as the country with the worst climate change record, is now simply written off in climate discussions,” international environmental journalist Stephen Leahy told an East Toronto community audience March 11. “There must be an 8%-10 % yearly reduction in greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to avoid the […]

OLM’s Participate in Vigil Against Human Trafficking

On March 6, two days before International Women’s Day, several OLM’s participated again in CNWE’s (Catholic Network for Women’s Equality) annual vigil against human trafficking at the corner of Bay and Bloor Streets… a very busy downtown Toronto intersection. They began with a prayer and an information session about Human Trafficking in Canada,conducted by Sr. […]

Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year 2014

As the Chinese said goodbye to the Year of the Water Snake, OLM’s with our Sr. Lucy (of Chinese heritage) welcomed in the new Year of the Horse.  Lucy prepared the celebration with special decorations and delicious Chinese dishes which were enjoyed with much conversation around the table. Later we gathered in the living room […]

A Gaza Doctor’s Journey

  A Gaza Doctor’s Journey  Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of “I Shall Not Hate, a Gaza Doctor’s Journey” was the guest lecturer at the St. Jerome’s University/Scarboro Missions lecture on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Some of Our Lady’s Missionaries joined about 200 people in the chapel at Scarboro Missions to hear Dr. Abuelaish’s story of […]

The Doctrine of Discovery

OLM and OLM Partners met for their first gathering of 2014 at Leander House in Toronto on the sunny, mild Sunday afternoon of January 12, 2014.  We began by watching a music video by American, Colby Jeffers and Awu Donson of the Cameroons.  Their song, “We Can Change the World,” was accompanied by stunning visuals […]

A Fresh Beginning with New Hope

  As Our Lady’s Missionaries gather on the eve of the New Year to celebrate Eucharist together, we will be celebrating the arrival of a New Year and all that comes with it… a fresh beginning with new hope. And we hold the world in prayer… …peace for all troubled peoples and places …wisdom and […]

A Christmas Blessing

LOVE IS BORN “O sing to the Beloved a new song, for Love has done marvelous things! By the strength of your Indwelling Presence, we, too, are called to do great things” Psalm 98(Nan Merrill) May we discover and deepen this love that lives in our hearts. This love will empower us to reach out […]