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Education & Formation in Different Settings

Sisters are active in education and formation, and can be found in many different settings. Here are just a few…

Education and scholarship

Two Sisters of St. Joseph are professors emerita at the University of St. Michael's College: Sisters Mechtilde O'Mara and Ellen Leonard. Sister Mechtilde continues her teaching, research projects, meetings with doctoral students and translating works of Erasmus.  As ministry director of Faith Connections, she devotes much time to the young adult participants. In addition to her teaching, Sister Ellen continues to write and serve as a resource person. She was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA in 2005.

Mission and values work in a health care setting

Sister Mary Anne McCarthy is Director of Mission and Values at Providence Healthcare. Sister Mary Anne’s orientations for new employees raise awareness about the history of the organization and the role of the founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph. She also writes a quarterly column in an employee publication, often featuring employees and volunteers who daily live the values. As well, she organizes an awards program in which individuals who have made outstanding contributions are recognized.

The development of lay ministry

Sister Jacqueline de Verteuil is part of the Toronto Alumni Association for St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia). She works with the President of the Alumni Association to plan the Eucharistic Celebrations at their annual meeting. Sr. Jacqueline meets with a small group of alumni on a monthly basis for faith sharing.

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