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Vow Celebration: What A Day!

Nearly 2 months ago, on July 28th, I was surrounded by sisters from PEI, Nova Scotia, Ontario, New York, and Connecticut, as well as my very close family and friends, and internationally through the power of the internet and Facebook live, to profess my first vows. I only remember joy and celebration, and still I know a lot of people put a lot of time planning and preparing for the big day. I’m grateful to Sisters Becky, Maco, and Sue for the time they spent and their role in the ceremony, as well as to Sister Elaine and the melodious choir, to my former community members in White Plains, and to my two celebrants, one of whom has since passed from this world. The outpouring of support from sisters in the Visitation and Blessed Sacrament provinces through emails, cards, and hugs in person have been constant throughout my time in formation, and have been the backbone of support, helping me during so many times and showing me just how big Congregation de Notre-Dame can be. So many times I’ve wanted to submit something to the newsletters to say “thank you” – after my entrance to the novitiate, the completion of the canonical year, when I was on my apostolic missions, being at the border, and especially now, as a newly professed sister, I get to thank you all, and let you know how much your prayers and reaching out have meant to me. Thank you.

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News from Visitation Province (Canada)

On September 24, Sisters Agnes Campbell and Ona Bessette came to Innisfail for their Leadership Team visit. They shared with us their wonderful contemplative reflection. We had great sharing. The following evening, they joined us for our fall parish supper which was a fundraiser for our new church. On the evening of the 26th, we were happy to have the team meet with our associates. After enjoying a delicious meal, the members of the Leadership Team shared their special reflection. All were very inspired by their presentation which broadened our awareness of the whole Congregation de Notre-Dame. We were most grateful for Sisters Agnes and Ona's visit.

Sisters Marie Clarkin and Paula Maher

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Happy 100th Birthday Patricia Landry, CND

September 29th dawned beautiful and sunny in preparation for a special celebration of Sr. Patricia Landry’s 100th birthday. Her two brothers and many nieces and nephews gathered from near and far (Caraquet, New Brunswick, Quebec City, Saguenay and the Montreal area). Joining the family for the festivities were the Congregation de Notre-Dame sisters from Montreal and Mary of Peace Community. Sisters Danielle Dubois and Ercilia Erazo represented the General Council. Sister Rebecca McKenna brought greetings from Visitation Province Leadership and highlighted the gift of presence that Sister Patricia has been for the community and to the many people whom she has touched over the years in her various ministries of “visitation” as teacher, school administrator, local superior/leader and as provincial counsellor. “Sr. Patricia served in many places in the CND community in Charlottetown and Ottawa, but especially in Montreal where she served the longest and was loved the most.”

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