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Two conferences not to be missed in Alberta

Canadian Religious Conference presents:

Welcoming refugees and immigrants: Theological reflection and action

A day of reflection for women and men religious in leadership, future leaders, JPIC representatives, associates and any interested lay person

Saturday, Dec. 3 [10 a.m. – 3 p.m.] Monday, Dec. 5 [10 a.m. – 3 p.m.]

St. Helen’s Church FCJ Christian Life Centre

3894 Triumph Street, Burnaby BC 219 - 19th Avenue SW, Calgary AB

Cost: $20 at door (lunch included). For further information or to confirm your presence, contact Stéphanie Gravel at by November 28, 2016.


Our Lady of Guadalupe and the search for justice and reconciliation

A day of reflection for women and men religious and associates

with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez, CSB

Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Friday, Dec. 9 [9 a.m. – 3 p.m.]

Providence Renewal Centre

3005 – 119 Street NW, Edmonton AB

Cost $25 (coffee and lunch included)

For further information and to register please email

Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day is about remembering civilians and military personnel whose efforts and sacrifice made it possible for us to experience the peace we have in our country and to live the values we cherish. We are grateful. Many of us choose to wear artificial poppies in these days before November 11; red poppies symbolize the memory of those who died and white poppies stand for non-military conflict interventions. On November 11, whether we pray in groups with other Canadians or by ourselves, we remember.

On Sunday, November 6, the Liturgy Committee of the Sisters of Providence Motherhouse, Kingston, presented a Workshop entitled, “What It Means to Be An Inclusive Church.” It was attended by the sisters of the city, associates and members of the Sunday assembly.

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Post Chapter Reflections: "Guided Flow"

As I look back on my experience of the General Chapter, two words keep surfacing to describe how the Chapter delegates moved from one part of the chapter to the next. The two words? ‘Guided flow.’

The initial trickles of this ‘flow’ started long before we gathered in Cornwall. All of us contributed to the beginning flow as sisters and associates gathered in their respective provinces and regions for pre-Chapter work. Twelve magnificent letters captured the essence of who we are as Congregation de Notre Dame sisters and associates.

Upon my return home, one sister asked: “What did you do during all that time?”

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