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Inspired for Sacred Water with the CRC in Toronto

From June 6-8, I attended the Canadian Religious Conference National JPIC (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation) Conference in Toronto with Sisters Maura McGrath, Anne T. Gillis and Maureen Killoran. Maura led us in the closing prayer. The theme of Sacred Water was brought to life with wonderful prayer and two days of input and reflection, one day with Elder Josephine Mandamine and one day with Council of Canadians Chair Maude Barlow. We were challenged and inspired to see water as sacred and also as a human right – not either/or but both/and. How will we continue to live this? Some exciting proposals for the Community will be coming after the summer. We look forward to welcoming you on board. 

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Miramichi Retreat Day

A lively group of Associates gathered on Saturday, June 10th in Miramichi, NB. After morning presentations, we had a leisurely lunch and resumed our day with a celebration of vows and promises. The group explored some new ideas and shared insights on the topics of change and adult faith and how we can keep moving on with hope into a future that will invite us to accept different ways. Our God is a faithful God! 

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ARCAN Conference 2017

June 3-4, Halifax, NS. Greening Our Hearts was the theme of the gathering of 82 participants representing Atlantic Religious Communities. Dolores Hall was the presenter. Through music, poetry and time touching on contemporary reflection topics, she led us into some familiar space and also some new terrain. Dolores mentioned the serious concern around bees; we know of 700 species of bees and all are in danger of extinction, largely due to pesticides. Our food supply depends on bees! The issue of bottled water – selling our water supply – was raised. We need to be aware but always to cultivate hope. Dolores shared on the Instruction for Living a Life, from Mary Oliver: 1. Pay attention. 2. Be grateful. 3. Tell about it. She assured us we are carriers of great charisms. “The church has need of you,” she said. 

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