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4. Lent

The Annunciation

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph; and the virgin’s name was Mary.  He went in and said to her, "Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you."
She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean. But the angel said to her, “Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus.

Celebrating the Feast Day, March 19

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: 

World Water Day, March 22

On March 22, we celebrate the UN’s World Water Day. The purpose of this day is to highlight the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
This year, the campaign focuses on the connection between water and energy. Water is required to produce almost all forms of energy, and energy is needed to extract, treat, and distribute water. Therefore, when we save water, we save energy, and when we save energy, we save water!

World Day of Prayer, March 1

Each year, on the first day of March, the World Day of Prayer brings Christians together in worship around the world and in more than 2,000 communities across Canada.

World Day of Prayer was begun by women in Canada and the United States in 1922 and is observed in more than 170 countries today. This year’s World Day of Prayer service was written by the women of France under the theme, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me." The service explores issues of justice, inclusion, and history among migrant people and the people of France.

UN World Social Justice Day, February 20

“Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.” — United Nations


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