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Reflecting on the Great Lakes Water Walk
To bless the waters of our Lake Ontario watershed, the walk along the Toronto Waterfront Trail on September 24, was led by Anishinabek Nation Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, elder Shirley Williams and other women knowledge holders. Traditionally, women are the carriers of water.

CSJ Calls on Government to Improve Refugee Program

Sister Pat Boucher, on behalf of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, recently wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of Immigration calling on them to expedite private sponsorship and to accept at least 20,000 UNHCR-recommended refugees into Canada each year. Please click here to read the letter.

Associates’ Annual Retreat 2017

The Associates’ Annual Retreat this year was entitled The Lace Isn’t Finished Yet and occurred at Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga from August 25 to August 27. The facilitators were Sister Dorothy Schweitzer, CSJ, and Sister Theresa Rodgers, CSJ. 

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
According to the UN, it is estimated that there are 370 million Indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries; Canada being one of them. 

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – July 30

We are aware of the scourge of Human Trafficking for purposes of forced labour, organ removal, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation. Although statistics are unreliable due to the covert nature of the crime, we know that Canada is a source, transit, and destination point for human trafficking. 

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Pray With Us

Since 2002, December 12 has been the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Let us pray for and with our First Nations People in Canada, asking God to bless them on this day and all days. 

Meet a Sister

Sister Anne Lemire Photo
... a kaleidoscope of daily miracles.
A backward glance over 60 grace-filled, wonder-full years of my life as a Sister of St. Joseph shows me a kaleidoscope of daily miracles. What stands out and is forever treasured is the faces of the people who have enriched my life.
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