Archive for September, 2013

OLM Sisters Celebrate

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

In response to the invitation to ‘Come Celebrate Life with the OLMs,’ many people gathered at the central house of the Sisters at 2 Leander Court on Sunday, Sept 15th. Srs. Margaret Walsh, Elaine MacInnes and Susan Moran welcomed community, family and friends to their 60th (Margaret and Elaine) and 50th (Susan) Jubilees.

Fr. Dave Warren SFM presided over the Eucharistic celebration during which Sr. Frances Brady OLM gave the reflection. In it, she recalled the long years spent in mission by each of the celebrants and the great gift they were given in their personal relationship with their loving and faithful God which enabled them to commit so much of their lives to helping others.

Sr. Margaret spent many years on mission in the Philippines. Being involved in education all her religious life with Our Lady’s Missionaries, she taught students, trained Catechists and worked with the economically poor and in parish activities.

Sr. Elaine also spent many years on mission in Japan, the Philippines and in England before returning to Canada and founding “Freeing the Human Spirit’ for the aid of prisoners.

Sr. Susan also was involved in education, social outreach including the co-founding of the ‘Out of the Cold Program’ and as an advocate for better housing for the poor. Within the variety of their ministries, all three were witnesses to the community’s charism of seeking the values of charity, justice, freedom and peace.

Following the Mass, a more than delicious brunch was provided and served by long time friends of the Sisters, Carol and Leonard Gauthier and Pat and Michael Bell. It proved to be a gala occasion for the celebrants, their families, many friends and the members of the OLM community present.

Sister Patricia Kay,olm

 


OLM Celebration 15. September, 2013

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Today: Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria and the Middle East

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Sr. Elaine MacInnes OLM in the Toronto Star

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Today, September 5, the Toronto Star has an article about our Elaine MacInnes.  It can be accessed at this link:

 

Prison yoga, meditation classes to expand across Canada | Toronto Star

 

 

 

Sr. Elaine MacInnes OLM

Sr. Elaine MacInnes OLM

An OLM Missioning

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

On September 1, 2013 during our Liturgy Our Lady’s Missionaries celebrated with great gratitude the Missioning of Sr. Norma Samar, olm, to the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas in Manitoba. Norma will be serving in different ways while sharing life and supporting the First Nations People in the Archdiocese. This opportunity to work in the North will be a valuable life experience for Norma as she accepts and understands the many hardships and sufferings that the people endured as a result of oppressive and unjust government systems throughout our Canadian History.

Following our Liturgy and Missioning ceremony, the guests and sisters continued celebrating with music, food and storytelling. What a positive and wonderful step in our community at this time with Norma sharing life with our First Nation Sisters and Brothers. Praying for Norma in the next step of her journey, we offer words adapted from “the Maryknoll Blessing”:

May you listen deeply,

cherishing the richness of voices gentle and strong.

May God watch over you, Jesus walk with you

and the Spirit give you courage.

Sr.Rosemary Hughes,olm

(Visit www.dioceseofkeewatinlepas.ca to get more information regarding the Archdiocese where Norma will be working)

Missioning of Sr. Norma Samar olm

Missioning of Sr. Norma Samar olm

Blessing Norma for Mission

Blessing Norma for Mission

 

Blessings

Blessings

 

Norma reflects on her mission

Norma reflects on her mission

Celebrating after the ceremony

Celebrating after the ceremony

Celebrating with song

Celebrating with song

Celebrating with song

Celebrating with song