Friday, November 27, 2015
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Springs of Hope, Fall 2015
In this issue of Fontbonne Ministries' Springs of Hope newsletter, we reflect on the impact of volunteering as well as the ways in which each of the ministries invites participants, staff and volunteers into relationship and community. 

November 22: Celebrating Mother St. John Fontbonne
Jeanne Marie Fontbonne was born in 1759 in the town of Bas-en-Basset, France. Her biography, Woman of Vision Compassion Unity, describes her as a woman of indescribable charm coupled with good sense and leadership. The Sisters of St. Joseph remember her as Mother St. John Fontbonne, the second foundress of their congregation.
Sisters Make a Habit of Community-Building
“We made it!” says Sister Jacqui deVerteuil, celebrating the Scotiabank Charity Challenge fundraiser which she and a team from Regis College completed last week. 
Unveiling a Monument to Sisters in Saskatchewan

On October 1, Sisters Penny McDonald and Mary Doreen Smith joined over 350 people at the Wascana Centre park in Regina, Saskatchewan. In an audience that included more than 180 religious Sisters, they witnessed the unveiling of Called to Serve, a monument commemorating religious women in Saskatchewan.

Sister Terry Dalla: Volunteering at Wellspring
For over 14 years, Sister Terry Dalla CSJ has volunteered at Wellspring, a network of support centres for cancer patients. Wellspring offers programs to meet the emotional, spiritual, psychological and informational needs of people living with cancer.


Special Events

Pray With Us

On November 1, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. When we think of saints, we may think of a personal or community patron. 

Meet a Sister

Sister Theresa Rodgers Sister Theresa Rodgers
And that has made all the difference. — Robert Frost

As I think back on my life, I can see God's hand guiding me even when I resisted that guidance. In high school, I had a good friend with whom I travelled to school. When she was in Grade 12, she began to think seriously about a religious vocation. That started me thinking about how one knew whether or not she has a vocation.

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