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Event: Co-Creators for a Just Recovery

Joint Ecological Ministry presents a special online talk from Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, an Anishinaabe writer and professor, on what a Just Recovery means for Canada in the context of reconciliation and Indigenous-settler relationships. The event takes place on Thursday, November 5 from 2 - 4 p.m. Please click here to register.

Job Posting: Part Time Massage Therapist
Reporting to our Manager, Life Enrichment, the Massage Therapist will ideally be available to provide massage therapy services on two half-days per week to approximately eight elderly residents. 

Wisdom Wednesdays: Who Is God?
Are we involved with a small, parochial God?
 
Thanks to Migrant Workers
The harvest season is coming to its end. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and the Collaborative Network to End Exploitation would like to express our deepest gratitude to migrant workers who work tirelessly to bring food to our tables. 

Sisters Celebrate 170th Anniversary

Toronto, ON/October 7, 2020/For Immediate Release -- On October 7, 1851, four Sisters of St. Joseph came to Toronto from Philadelphia to care for children, left as orphans as a result of an epidemic of typhus. 

Ethical Framework for a Post-COVID Recovery
The Canadian government is currently faced with the momentous challenge of dealing with a climate emergency, a pandemic, an economic recession, a civil rights movement, and a volatile neighbour experiencing civil unrest.  

Creativity of Love

Look back at our Creativity of Love campaign over the last four months.

Creativity of Love in May
Incarcerated people in prisons, jails, or detention centres have always been vulnerable.
 
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Today is not only International Worker's Day, but also the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It is a day calling upon us to recognize the value of human work and to defend the dignity of all working people.

To Make Us What We Otherwise Would Never Be
We begin a new week in this Easter season aware of a great transformation occurring in the world through the current crisis.
April 22: Join an Earth Day Webcast

For Earth Day, everyone can visit climatefast.ca to see Towards a Green and Healthy Recovery, a 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. webcast that will explore how we can create a just recovery and a future for the planet. There will be speakers, short videos, music and climate action. 

Feast of St. Joseph

March 19 is the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the Sisters of St. Joseph — therefore, an important day for the congregation. Here’s how Sister Josephine Conlin describes her connection to the saint: 

Recent Social Justice Initiatives - February 2020

Recently, the Sisters’ Ministry for Social Justice, Peace & Creation Care, Collaborative Network to End Exploitation and Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada, embarked on a variety of social justice initiatives regarding the climate emergency, human trafficking and Indigenous rights.  

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Honoured

Sisters Catherine Marie Macdonald, Anne Schenck and Sue Mosteller recently received special tributes.

Advent Candle on Christmas Eve

Though it's not done universally, lighting a white candle is a tradition that has become popular in modern day adaptations.

Fourth Sunday of Advent
On the fourth week of Advent, we light the final purple candle to mark the final week of prayer and penance as we wait for the birth of our Savior.

Third Sunday of Advent

The third candle is pink and symbolizes joy. It is called the “Shepherd’s Candle,” and is pink because rose is a liturgical color for joy.

Second Sunday of Advent

The second candle, also purple, represents faith. It is called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.

December Reflections
December has some important dates: December 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. And December 10 is the anniversary of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
First Sunday of Advent

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto would like to share the season of Advent with you. Advent is the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming of Christ into the world.

National Housing Day
I find it appropriate that National Housing Day is on November 22, the day that we celebrate Mother St. John Fontbonne, the re-foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who had a deep commitment to loving the dear neighbour. 

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