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Our Life is Mission

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Scarboro Missions Magazine May-June 2011

Once again Scarboro Missions has generously given the May-June issue of their magazine to Our Lady’s Missionaries.  The theme of this year’s magazine is “Our Life is Mission” and it includes the replies of OLM sisters, associates, family and friends to the request to complete this sentence:   Mission in my life is….       

The responses were fabulous!  And, they were too many to fit into the magazine.  Here is the complete list of responses.  Perhaps you would like to add your own…


Mission in my life is…

…to restore the nobility of the teaching profession.                                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Amor De Torres, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

…advocating and working for the cause of affordable housing in my community and in the larger global community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pamela Roth, Markham, Ontario, Canada

…to preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, to use words.                                                                                                                                Mary Sanderson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

to be open to God’s plan and to try to listen, live, love, and share it among God’s people.                                                                                       Gemma Labitan – OLM Associate, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

… thanking God daily for the gift of family.                                                                                                                                                                                               John Peco, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

… to give something good to others each day and to not waste time hating anyone.                                                                                                     Eppie Eden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…to never stop learning and loving and, while appreciating all that has gone before in my life, to always look forward to the next part of the journey.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cathy Gross, Aurora, Ontario, Canada

… to deepen my friendship with God; to become the most loving person I can be and to communicate that love through acts of meaningful kindness, by both word and action.                                                                                                                                                                            Victoria Clarke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…my everyday living. It’s the sum total of prayer, work, and play done lovingly with and for others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sr. Suzanne Marshall, OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…caring for myself and contributing to community life whenever possible, usually doing little jobs that that are within my capability.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sr. Therese MacDonald OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

…presence and relationships nourished by community life and personal prayer.                                                                                                                Sr. Rosemary Williamson OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…connecting with the world and enjoying it!                                                                                                                                                                                  Tensie Villa, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

…to take my family and as many people as I know, and even those that I don’t know, to heaven.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Juanita Gutierrez, Hillsborough, California, U.S.A.

…loving God and loving people.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sr. Mary Deighan OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…living in openness to receiving and sharing with others the many gifts that God blesses me with not for myself alone but for the building up of the Reign of God.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sr. Rosemary Hughes OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…that I believe in Christ, and try to follow him more closely and carry on his work in our world today as God’s Spirit leads me.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sr. Margaret Walsh OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…building community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Marilee Sherry, Brantford, Ontario, Canada

…to look after my siblings and extended family. God provided me with a big house so I welcome people who need room and undertake other tasks such as feeding programs for malnourished children and editing a newsletter.                                                                                              Irene Yusingco, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

…to live, appreciate, and share the simple things in life.                                                                                                                                                             Nimfa Codilan Tinoy – OLM Associate, Laguidingan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

… the advancement of a healthy spiritual life through prayer and reading.                                                                                                                       Joanne Kelly, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

… to strive to grow in a greater awareness of God’s mission and through retreats, workshops, and seminars at Eramosa Eden Centre, to be instrumental in raising that awareness in others.                                                                                                                                                                          Valerie Bannert, Eramosa Eden Centre, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada

… to do good for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.                                                                                                                                                               Joy Tumamac – OLM Associate, Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

…to give the best that I can give.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Goya Caronan – OLM Associate, Cagayan, Philippines

… interreligious and interfaith dialogue—communal contemplation with people of no faith or of all faiths.                                                                    Sr. Elaine MacInnes OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…trying to love with compassion and to respect individuals who are suffering physically, emotionally, and spiritually.                                         Sr. Norma Samar OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…to be kind to those I meet and always find something to be grateful for.                                                                                                                           Mina Velasco – OLM Associate, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

…looking for the beauty in each person and in all of creation.                                                                                                                                                       Sr. Joan Missiaen OLM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

We’d love to hear what mission in your life is….     please let us know by leaving a comment in the space provided below.