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 […]


  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 […]

Chico and Pedro – Sister Maejanet Mac Donnell, OLM

  OLMs remember Maejanet Mac Donnell known as “Elisabete” by the people of Brazil for her deep thoughts about peace and justice she portrayed in this poem she wrote.   Chico and Pedro Sister Maejanet Mac Donnel, OLM   “Yip, Yip, Va” and a rustling swack Of palm leaf bough behind his back Sends his […]

Announcing the new Executive Director of Presentation Manor

The following is a press release regarding Presentation Manor, a joint project of several religious communities, including Our Lady’s Missionaries: Fr. George Smith, CSB, chair of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gordon Perrault as the Executive Director of Presentation Manor for Seniors, effective August 1, 2017. At the […]