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Sister Enid Selke: A Lifelong Teacher
As early as age 13, Sister Enid Selke knew she wanted to be a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto. But, even before that time, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. When she was 4 years old, her favourite game was playing school with her four sisters and her brother using the chalkboard in their home.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Commends Province on its Human Trafficking Strategy
Press Release, July 5, 2016 — Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking (Faith Alliance) is pleased to learn that the Province of Ontario will invest up to $72 million in a human trafficking strategy aimed at increasing awareness and coordination, reforming justice-sector initiatives and improving access to services. 
A Journey Through the Doors of Mercy
Faith Connections, the young adult ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, hosted a Hike and Prayer event entitled “A Journey through the Doors of Mercy” on April 26, 2016. Thirty participants had the opportunity to reflect on the wisdom of our Holy Father. Together we prayed, discussed, and entered into the mercy of God.
GIFT Box in Sarnia

Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, in collaboration with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada, the Ursuline Sisters in Chatham, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the Sarnia-Lambton Committee Against the Trafficking of Women and Children and the Sexual Assault Survivor Centre Sarnia-Lambton brought GIFT Box to Sarnia, Ontario from June 3 to June 7, 2016.

June 8: World Oceans Day
"Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet" is this year's theme for World Oceans Day. June 8 is a United Nations recognized day of celebration and action for the oceans. I was happy to hear of two initiatives in particular to protect the oceans from pollution by plastic.

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For May 1, Sister Anne Schenck prays to St. Joseph, a carpenter, loyal husband and the foster father of the Saviour.

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Sister Irene Butler Photo
... it was just wonderful to be part of the lives of so many people... 
Newfoundland was not even part of Canada when I entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph as a landed immigrant.
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