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A Ritual of Hope for a Planet in Crisis on World Ocean Day

Event Date: 
June 8, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The global ocean makes up 99 per cent of our planet’s living space. It generates most of the oxygen we breathe, helps feed us, cleans the water we drink, and more. The livelihood of our planet depends on the health of its ocean, but our ocean is far from healthy. Warming temperatures, increasing acidification, over-fishing, pollution and whaling are just some of the threats it faces right now.
June 8 is the official UN-designated international day of ocean celebration. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite you to join their celebration, Come, Holy Spirit: A Ritual of Hope for a Planet in Crisis on World Ocean Day. The ritual includes a reflection by Yvonne Prowse, Spiritual Director and Retreat Director at the Guelph Ignatius Centre, and incorporates elements of First Nations spirituality with the help of musician Diem Lafortune (a.k.a. Mama D Horizon Dancer).
We hope you will join us for this free event. Please RSVP to Leah Watkiss by E-mail at or by phone at 416-467-8070 ext. 2676.

Click here to download the event flier.

Mary Ward Centre*
70 St. Mary Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1J3
*The Mary Ward Centre is located inside the Loretto College Residence at the University of St. Michael’s College.
Directions from the Bay subway station
  • Walk south on Bay to St. Mary Street
  • Turn West (right) on St. Mary Street
  • Look for the sign reading "University of St. Michael’s College, Loretto College" and walk up the front drive parking to the main entrance
  • If the door is locked, press the doorbell to be admitted to the building
  • Our event is in the Blue Parlour which is to your right when you enter the building
Although there is no parking at the Centre, there is paid public parking available at the neighbouring building, 57 Charles St.
The ritual space is wheelchair accessible. Upon arrival, please connect with the building porter to access the elevator.



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