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2016 General Chapter Visitation Province associate participant

Our Visitation Province associate participant for General Chapter has been chosen after a thoughtful and reflective process involving all the associates who attended the July Assembly.  Sister Nancy Hurren facilitated this discernment over the past month.  We offer our thanks to Nancy and to those who took part in this discernment process.

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ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS’ LIFE was aired on Friday the week of her Feast Day on Channel EWTN.  It was produced by Bob and Penny Lord two years ago. The DVD tells the story of three Canadian women Saints:  St. Marguerite; St. Marie D’Imcarnaton, of Québec; St. Marguerite D’Yoaville, founder of the Gray Nuns. The DVD can be purchased from here.

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CAiRN (Communities Assisting Refugees Now)

Sister Mary Corbett and I are actively involved in a refugee sponsorship group in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Our group is called CAiRN (Communities Assisting Refugees Now). Last Friday night we attended Hijab Day at the public library in New Glasgow. The event was interactive with opportunities for people to learn to write their name in Arabic; to hear Ima and Ilhem speak about the cultural and religious meanings of wearing the hijab, along with an opportunity to try it on; to have phrases of welcome translated onto cards to use when our newcomers arrive; and also access to information related to the two local groups sponsoring refugees, Safe Harbour and CAiRN. Over 50 people showed up and got involved in the activities. The spirit of welcome and excitement surrounding the event was contagious. We are planning to have a similar event in the town of Pictou soon. 

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