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Palm Sunday,2016

The center of this Sunday’s readings is: The Passion of the Lord.  At the risk of stating the obvious; the readings on Palm Sunday are long!

My thoughts about The Passion vary considerably based on the role I am fulfilling at the moment. 

Back in the day, as a young, idealistic, single woman, I loved going to Mass on Palm Sunday by myself.  Sure it was a long Mass, that was a given, but it was beautiful and peaceful, too.  During those times, I would ponder so many complexities of the plot and the Passion narrative.  In those times, I would be thinking like someone from the 21st century wanting to right the ills 21 centuries prior.  I would get to Mass early and prayer fully ponder the 'what ifs?'.  What if Pilate had been more resolute in his assertion of Jesus' innocence?  What if Jesus behaved…differently?  What if justice and love prevailed?  What if? What if?  

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News from Visitation Province

Earth Hour 2016 – The Future Starts Today

Saturday, March 19 at 8:30 - 9:30 pm local time

One hour without (non-essential) lighting, appliances or electrical devices. Last year, participation was reported in 172 countries and territories.

Our actions in our time will determine what the world will be like for generations to come. For a short video listing some good things that have resulted from decisions to act, see

Eleanor McCloskey, CND for JPIC 

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March 2016 Visitation East Associate Newsletter

2016 CND General Chapter 

Rooted in Jesus Christ, Let us Cultivate Love and Compassion

General Chapter Associate Preparation

Submitted by Marjorie Allison-Ross

All associates are now being asked to read and reflect prayerfully upon the six associate and six sisters letters from the six areas of the Congregation (Canada, France, US, Japan, Central America and Cameroon) that we received in January. 

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