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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving

We thank you for this day: for life and one more day to love, for opportunity and one more day to work for justice and peace, for neighbors and one more person to love and by whom we are loved, for your Grace and one more experience of your presence, for you promise: to be […]

Reflections in Hebron

  Every morning I go up on the roof of our building in Hebron seeking some solitude for reflection. What constantly strikes me is the freedom of the birds that arise and take flight across the sky as if to praise their maker for the gift of life and another day. The Hebron hills and […]


What a delightful sight to see a kite dancing against the skyline of Hebron! It appeared to made of a discarded plastic bag, imaging for me the hope and renewed life that lies hidden within what often seems like an intractable dilemma……”The Occupation”. . I couldn’t see the young boy who had created this beautiful […]

Pope Francis announces September 1 as “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation”

Pope Francis declared September 1’st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation for the Catholic Church, thus joining the Orthodox Church which has observed the day since 1989. The Pope made the announcement in a letter to the heads of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Council for the […]

Back to School Reflection by CPT Reservist Rosie Williamson,olm

    Back to school for most children is an exciting time when they meet new and old friends and share stories about their summer vacation.  In Hebron, the soldiers and checkpoints of the occupation impose a very different reality on the return to school.  To reach their schools the children here must pass through […]

Reflection for the Feast of the Assumption – August 15, 2015

Suzanne Marshall, Mary Deighan and Christine, our recent leadership team, are now passing their responsibilities over to the new team of Frances, Christine and Mary Gauthier. God has been generous in giving us sisters that still have the competence and compassion to guide the community. They are leading us through our ongoing transitions toward the […]