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Source of Living Water - Online Retreat

"Source of Living Water," a retreat prepared by Marie Azzarello, CND and Rachel Gaudreau, CND, will invite us in the midst of our busy lives to rest awhile in the centre of our being.

Beginning Sunday, February 22, “Source of Living Water” offers a daily reflection for five weeks using reflections and art work of Marie and Rachel.

http://www.cnd-m.org/source/en/home/

From these simple beginnings ARCAN has grown...

Many sisters and associates in Atlantic Canada are thankful for the vibrant network that ARCAN has become over the years.

At the last ARCAN Regional Conference Sr. Margie Gillis, SC, shared an overview of ARCAN. These are some excerpts from her presentation:

ARCAN owes a measure of gratitude to foundresses, Alma MacLellan, CND and Peg Madigan, CND Associate. Twelve years ago, when they came up with the idea, it was new, it was a risk. As with most things of this sort, one usually doesn’t realize its significance or future value, until much later. It is rather interesting, perhaps even prophetic, that the original committee members chose the word ‘networking’ to describe this new Atlantic wide accumulation of sisters and associates.”

Upon hearing of this “seed of new life” that Alma and Peg planted many years ago, I felt gratitude for their inspiration and the courage to pursue this dream. May ARCAN continue to grow and deepen in its mission and vision of Associate Relationship. http://arcantheleadingedge.blogspot.ca

First Sunday of Lent-Mark 1: 12-15

First Sunday of Lent

Cycle B

Mark 1: 12-15

In today’s world of technology, it is a challenge to empty our minds and be present to the God within us. Our lives are filled with noise and activity:  televisions, iPads, iPhones, loud music, messaging, games, etc.   Our personal contacts are in jeopardy as we text one another...even if we are under the same roof. How do we empty our cluttered lives and pay heed to God’s constant invitation to surrender?

Mark, in his gospel, shows us Jesus’ way. This was a painful time for Jesus. His soul mate, John the Baptist, had been arrested and Jesus’ own life was in jeopardy. Jesus withdraws to the desert where, in silence, he hears God’s words of compassion and love.  “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He assures Jesus that “the blind will see, the lame will walk, and the poor have the good news preached to them.”

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