An Invitation from Scarboro Missions

Mother’s Day Memories May 10, 2015

We longed for a family; my husband John and I were married in our mid twenties, and by the time we reached our early thirties I wondered if parenthood was meant to be.  We spent countless hours wondering, yearning, and praying. Then we met Irina, an enthusiastic and supportive adoption worker with connections in the […]

A Spring Poem

The Gift Box

      The Gift Box The Partners with Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered on April 12, 2015 to hear about “The Gift Box”: an interfaith response to raise awareness about Human Trafficking in Toronto during the up-coming Pan Am Games. Marie Clarkson, OLM opened our time of prayer by sharing with us her poem that […]

Easter Blessings

AN EASTER GIFT     Often I am reminded that the SAME POWER that raised Jesus from the dead is at work now, in our daily lives.  The Feast of the Resurrection reminds me that God is present in the ORDINARY EVENTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES  of one’s life.  Fr. Russ Sampson, Scarboro Missions

Good Friday Walk For Justice

Several OLM’s joined the annual Good Friday Walk for Justice which began at the Church of the Holy Trinity: This year, we walked from the church to Nathan Phillips Square and held the stations facing towards the four directions.  The Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre planned the event with an ecumenical group of churches. […]

OLM’S Celebrate 66Years

On March 25th OLM’S, all OLM’s except for Sr. Norma who is on Mission in Northern Saskatchewan, gathered at our Central House to celebrate our 66th anniversary since the first Mass was celebrated at what would become Immaculata House, the birthplace of Our Lady’s Missionaries, in Alexandria, Ontario. That same day, March 25 in 1949 the […]

Our Lady’s Missionaries Keep Earth Hour

  Opening with the following prayer from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, OLMs will continue to observe Earth Hour, March 28 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, by sharing stories, hopes and concerns for our relationship with Earth.   Prayer for Earth Hour   Loving Creator God, we thank you for the gift of creation […]

Be-ing a ‘Presence to Earth’– by Daisy Radigan, D.Min.

  This year, OLM’s celebrated St. Valentine’s Day by engaging with Daisy Radigan, D.Min on a reflection about “Relationships.” How and why was the topic of “Relationships” of timely importance? The OLMs are preparing for an upcoming Chapter when the Mission, Community, andLeadership elements in the Directional Statement require discernment, prayer and the presence of […]

Today is International Women’s Day!

Last Friday, four OLM sisters joined the Catholic Network for Women’s Equality as they continued the tradition of marking the immanence of International Women’s Day by raising awareness about human trafficking. First they gathered at the Mary Ward Centre to hear presentations by Varka Kalaydzhieva, of the FCJ Refugee Centre and Kelly Cowell, of the […]