The UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day on the day he was born, 18th of July. This is a commemoration that encourage us to make a difference in our life as a community. Each of us has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, […]

Partners with OLM BBQ

The Partners with OLM group and Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered on a Sunday afternoon in June to review the past year and celebrate with a potluck barbecue. We re-read our Mission Statement: PARTNERS with Our Lady’s Missionaries is a group of women and men who are attracted to our charism, share our concern for social […]

Advancing Non-Violence in the Catholic Church

  Two of Our Lady’s Missionaries attended this gathering. It was very inspiring to hear the cry for nonviolence  that our world needs to hear today. Below is an excerpt from Pax Christi – Toronto on Advancing Non-Violence in the Catholic Church: Pax Christi Toronto – Catholic Nonviolence Initiative Friday, June 23, 2017 – 12:00pm […]

Sacred Water

  Two OLM sisters attended the CRC National JPIC Gathering held last June 6-8, 2017 in Toronto with the theme: “Access to safe drinking water is a basic and human right”. The gathering started with Elder Josephine Mandamin, Ojibwe grandmother and water walker who described how indigenous nations live with reverence for nature.  She demonstrated […]

Now into the New!

On June 1st and 2nd, Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered for the community’s annual meeting at Leander house, reflecting on how we can full-heartedly live our future in Presentation Manor.   Sister Jane McDonell, IBVM guided us to reflect on our transition in three levels:  personal, communal and global.  Using her own experience she encouraged us […]

Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her Cousin Elizabeth

On May 31st, OLMs gathered at Leander house celebrating the Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her Cousin Elizabeth.  The event was graced with the presence of Jane McDonnell, IBVM and Msgr. Samuel Bianco, officiating the Eucharistic Liturgy. Sr. Rosemary Williamson, OLM shared her reflection on the Gospel reading, stating that Both Mary and […]

CNWE: Honouring The Past Contribution of Women in the Church

Members of Our Lady’s Missionaries who are also members of CNWE (Catholic Network for Women’s Equality) attended the CNWE Annual Conference and AGM at St. Paul University in Ottawa from May 26 to May 28, 2017. The theme for the event was “Honouring the Past, Keeping Faith in the Present and Shaping the Future.” The […]

Islamophobia… revisited

After having listened to Samira Kanji speak to the Partners with OLM group about Islamophobia in regards to Islam and women, we realized that there was yet much to be learned.  So, on a Sunday in May the partners group gathered again and listened as Khadijah Kanji first led us in prayer, and then led […]

Helpful Visits for People with Dementia

On the 4th and 11th  of May 2017, Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered at Leander house for a presentation on helpful approaches in accompanying and understanding a person who has memory loss. Sr. Mary Anne’s topical presentation on Dementia began as we listened to a poem written by our own Sr. Maejanet Mac Donell. It expressed […]

Our Lady’s Missionaries in the Alexandria – Cornwall Diocese

I was filled with gratitude as Mary Deighan and I journeyed to St. Andrews to attend the CWL Convention in the Alexandria/Cornwall  diocese. In 1949 our founder had asked the CWL to help support Our Lady’s Missionaries and they are still fulfilling this request. Each year they sell roses on Mother’s day as a way of supporting […]