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 […]

Teacher of Peace Award

On April 30th  Pax Christi Toronto honored Sr. Priscilla Solomon, an indigenous woman and a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, by giving her the Teacher of Peace Award. The event was graced with the presence of many different groups of concerned Catholics who believe in a non-violent approach to living and dealing […]

Praying with our Feet

The invitations came from various groups, each with some specific social justice and/or ecological focus.  One that caught my eye, from the Catholic Climate Covenant, stated PRAY WITH YOUR FEET ON APRIL 29!  And so we did.  Four OLMs joined the Toronto People’s Climate March along with an estimated 1,100 others. The gathering opened with […]

Update on Justice and Peace in the Philippines

Two OLMs attended a talk organized by Kairos in Toronto.  The speakers were a delegation of people from the Philippines who are asking Canadians for mining justice and reporting on the progress of the peace process in the Philippines in which all sectors, including the Indigenous People have been actively involved. According to Bishop Ablon, IFI and two […]

Gratitude Means Involvement

We know the season of Easter we are now entering as a time of joy and celebration, of gratitude for God’s promise that life triumphs over death and good is stronger than evil. If this attitude of hope can seem difficult to enter into because we feel surrounded by violence, oppression and fear, perhaps it […]

Islamophobia

On a Sunday afternoon in March the Partners with OLM group gathered at our Central House to learn from Samira Kanji, President of the Noor Cultural Centre.  We had asked Samira to speak about Islamophobia.  She decided to focus on the topic of women in Islam since this is the source of much of the […]

Called to Something New and Unexpected – Our Life is Mission!

On March 25th 2017, OLMs and some of our friends gathered at Leander house to celebrate the feast of the Annunciation, our principal Feast Day which is also the day when Father Dan celebrated the first Mass of thanksgiving in Immaculata House in 1949. Commemorating this event invites us to ponder Mary’s fiat as Christine inspired us to […]

Celebrating Family Day

Recently OLM’S were treated to a very special and delicious supper, celebrating Family Day on 19th of February. Heather, Bob, John and Lydia arrived at our Central House bringing with them all the food, a variety of appetizers, roast beef, vegetables, and desserts and special supper music! While OLM’s were enjoying the appetizers and the […]