Thursday, October 29, 2020
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A Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Sister Jean Leahy

I can think of many examples of nurturing...
The first thing to consider is how much I have been nurtured in community over these years.

Sister Anne Purcell

What stands out for me in my years of health care is the people I have met...
I feel very blessed because of all I have received and the opportunities that came my way because of my vocation. In 1959, I began my health care profession as a student nurse at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. During this time, I attended a retreat where I heard myself asking, "How do you know if you have a vocation?" Shortly thereafter, I entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Sister Stephanie Sinkewicz

I walked this path for my own growth; then it became a significant ministry to offer to others.
The most significant experiences I have lived in my 60 years as a Sister of St. Joseph were the 20 years of involvement in PRH (Personality and Human Relations).

Sister Mary Mettler

I always felt as cared for as much as I had assisted.
My first mission as a newly-professed Sister was to St. Joseph’s Health Centre, where I saw the Sisters engaged in ministry to the sick and their loved ones. This new experience is what drew me to study nursing — that I might live out the motto "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to Me." Nurturing community wasn’t the language we used at that time, but that is what we did. 
My years with St.

Sister Jane Wilcox

The students and the teachers added a rich dimension to my life.
I was born on May 29, 1936 and grew up in East York with four brother and two sisters. I attended Holy Cross Elementary School and St. Joseph’s College School. In high school, I took a commercial course. Upon leaving school, I worked seven years as a secretary in advertising at The Globe and Mail. I entered the Sisters of St.


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