Entrance to the Novitiate, June 2014

June 28, 2014 by  
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Yesterday, we celebrated the Sacred Heart of Jesus–the unfathomable love of the Heart of Jesus for each person– and we witnessed this love at work in our 8 new novices, as they received the habit and their new religious name and moved from being postulants to begin as novices. Now, the love and graces that these women have carried in their hearts receive a new confirmation and exterior expression. Please pray for our new novices: Sr. Maria Cristina (Maria Cristina), Sr. Elizabeth Grace (Megan), Sr. Anne Marie Elizabeth (Anne Marie), Sr. Magnificat Rose (Jillian), Sr. Pia Jude (Christen), Sr. Cara Marie (Cara), Sr. Gabriela Maria Mega (Mega), & Sr. Jordan Rose (Jordan)!

Top: Sr. Maria Cristina (Maria Cristina), Sr. Elizabeth Grace (Megan), Sr. Anne Marie Elizabeth (Anne Marie), Sr. Magnificat Rose (Jillian); bottom: Sr. Pia Jude (Christen), Sr. Cara Marie (Cara), Sr. Gabriela Maria Mega (Mega), Sr. Jordan Rose (Jordan)

Top: Sr. Maria Cristina (Maria Cristina), Sr. Elizabeth Grace (Megan), Sr. Anne Marie Elizabeth (Anne Marie), Sr. Magnificat Rose (Jillian); bottom: Sr. Pia Jude (Christen), Sr. Cara Marie (Cara), Sr. Gabriela Maria Mega (Mega), Sr. Jordan Rose (Jordan)

St. Joseph’s Convent Blessing, Toronto

June 9, 2014 by  
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On June 9, the Feast of Our Lady of Grace, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins blessed St. Joseph Convent for the Sisters of Life.  After an estimated 5500 hours of donated professional services, our convent is now completely renovated and home to our Toronto Sisters!  Mother Agnes reminded those gathered how graciously Cardinal Collins welcomed us when we first arrived in the Archdiocese of Toronto in August 2007 and expressed her gratitude for the Cardinal’s generosity in making St. Joseph’s available to us.  May St. Joseph’s convent be the first of many houses of the Sisters of Life in Canada!