Archive for January, 2010

OLM’s Support Initiative on Water by the Ecologos Institute

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Our Lady’s Missionaries have been involved with the Ecologos Institute for about four years.  You might be interested in reading an excerpt from an e-mail that we recently received from them:

 “Water is the first need of all life. For us humans, it’s 75% of our bodies and 95% of our blood. You can’t get much more basic than that.

 Yet, everywhere water is being polluted by horrible substances. The trend is far from being turned around. Take the Great Lakes for example. Pollution multiplies at an alarming rate. Lake Erie is once again on the verge of collapsing as a life form. And large parts of the other lakes and their tributaries are near the same point. What are we thinking? Imagine the terrifying impact for North America if this continues. This same tragic trajectory being experienced by the Great Lakes is repeated in waterway after waterway across the earth.

The hour is already late. It takes time and enormous effort to turn back the chemical trajectory of bodies of water. The time to act is now. We have a plan, and we’re hopeful, inspired and excited by the possibilities for drawing large numbers of citizens into action.  We have a pool of talented, dedicated people with the skills needed to reach out like we never have before through social networks and on-the-ground collaborations so that citizens are empowered to clean and secure the water they depend on.”

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Prayer Vigil for the People of Haiti

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

On Tuesday, January 26 at 11:15am the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and Our Lady’s Missionaries invite you to join us at the Peace Gardens in Nathan Phillips Square (at Toronto’s City Hall) for a prayer vigil for the people of Haiti.  If you can’t join us in person, please join us in spirit by keeping the people of Haiti in prayer at the same time.

Below are a few photos of the vigil that was held last Tuesday at the Peace Gardens.

Our Thanks to Marty MacPhail

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

For several years, Marty MacPhail has managed the OLM website and we are grateful to him.  Recently Marty has put in a whole lot of extra work to change this website to its new design and make it interactive.  Once again, thank you Marty!

A New Look…

Monday, January 18th, 2010

A New Look for our OLM Website

     If this is your first visit… welcome!  If you have visited us before, you’ll notice that we have a new look!  One of the biggest changes is that we are now interactive.  Give it a try… we welcome your suggestions, questions and comments.