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2014 CSJ Associates Annual Retreat
"I mission you as a disciple of Christ to bring about union in love through your prayer, presence and actions." — Sister Thérèse Meunier, at the Missioning during Sunday Mass
 
Lots of laughter filled the conference room as 50 CSJ Associates met at a social gathering at the beginning of their weekend retreat on Sept. 19 to 21, 2014, at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga.
Daily Bread Food Bank, 2014
With the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive providing much activity this week in the way of sorting its many non-perishable food donations, the Daily Bread warehouse is a hive of activity again, thanks to generous volunteers.
 
Looking back thirty-one years to 1983,  I recall the joy it was to receive news from Ottawa that letters patent had been signed on October 19th, incorporating the Daily Bread Food Bank Foundation of Toronto as a registered charity.
Fracking: An Environmental and Ethical Challenge
In ancient seas, hydrocarbons of coal, crude oil and natural gas were deposited in sedimentary shale rock. Over the last century, the ‘conventional’ shallow reservoirs of these fossil fuels, are being depleted and now hydraulic fracking is used to extract deeper ‘unconventional’ natural gas deposits. Like the tar sands extraction, fracking is raising new ethical concerns. 
 
What is fracking? A vertical well, reinforced with concrete, is drilled miles beneath the earth’s surface.

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The souls of the Just are in the hands of God. —Wisdom 3:1-7
Today's remembrance is closely linked to All Saints Day, November 1. In the liturgy we celebrate the communion of all the saints, i.e. the blessed now in heaven. All Souls Day, however, refers to all those who are still in some kind of intermediate state of existence and purification.

Meet a Sister

Sister Ellen Leonard Sister Ellen Leonard
My membership in the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph has given me the opportunity to develop my gifts and to share them with others.

"I entered the world under the eye of Sister Vincentia," says Sister Ellen, describing her birth in 1933 at St. Michael's Hospital, then under the direction of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Ellen attended St. Joseph's College School, where the teachers impressed her and she felt called to join the congregation upon finishing high school.

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