On November 15, Faith Connections launched its first book, Portraits of Faith, a collection of essays from young adult Catholics. At the launch party, guests and authors mingled and enjoyed refreshments together. Please click here to see photos of the event.
On September 16, 2016, the CSJ Associates assembled at the Queen of Apostles Retreat Centre in Mississauga for their annual retreat. This was a time for reflection, prayer and reunion with fellow Associates. Thirty-five people were in attendance. The theme for the weekend this year was Laudato Si', Welcome to the Garden.
In October, the Sisters commemorate two key dates: the day the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was born in France and the date on which the first Sisters arrived in Toronto. These periods in the Sisters' history were rendered in two beautiful paintings by the late Sister Geraldine Thompson, CSJ.
This online presentation highlights the Sisters' role in health care. Between 1857 and 1925, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto set up six health care institutions across Canada. Click here to view historical photos and information illustrating how the Sisters have always responded to serve the sick, poor and vulnerable.
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.
I always felt as cared for as much as I had assisted.
My first mission as a newly-professed Sister was to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, where I saw the Sisters engaged in ministry to the sick and their loved ones. This new experience is what drew me to study nursing — that I might live out the motto "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to Me." Nurturing community wasn’t the language we used at that time, but that is what we did.