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Recent Stories

Sisters of St. Joseph and Shim-Sutcliffe Architects win Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Award
East York Mirror, Dec. 1, 2014  - Officially completed in March 2013, the Sisters of the St. Joseph residence, a green development, won the Living City Award category of Healthy rivers and Shorelines earlier this month.
Sisters Knit for Children Worldwide
From July to mid-November, 10 Sisters gathered every week at 2 O'Connor Drive. Together, they helped the Canadian Food for Children charity in efforts to battle child pneumonia around the world. The Sisters' contribution was to knit. Their knitting circle produced wool caps and vests. These handmade clothes will go to children in developing countries with low night-time temperatures in which keeping warm is essential to maintain health.
An Honorary Degree for Dr. Ellen Leonard CSJ
On November 8 at St. Basil’s Church, Dr. Ellen Leonard CSJ received the degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa. She was given a standing ovation at the Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Theology and the Continuing Education Division of the University of St. Michael’s College (USMC). Professor Anne Anderson CSJ, President and Vice-Chancellor of USMC, described the purpose of this honorary degree in a letter as a way to recognize Sr. Ellen’s “many years and invaluable presence and participation both on campus at St. Michael’s and the Faculty of Theology and to the most generous donation of her time to the greater Toronto community.”
 

Pray With Us

She beheld no light
attuned
deferred to sight
 
A simple babe
nestled so low, unrested
mid deckled straw
on yonder carpet
foreign soil
But nought He may
and nought He might
lurking, unamoured
amid oxen

Meet a Sister

Sister Peggy Bach Sister Peggy Bach
God came along, picked me up, wiped off the mud and saw I was beautiful.

I was born in Saskatchewan. My family moved to Vancouver when I was 5 and the Sisters of St. Joseph taught me in high school.

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