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A Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto.

Sister Dorothy Schweitzer

I received far more than I gave.
As I look back over the 50 years I have been a Sister of St. Joseph, I am amazed that the years have melted away so quickly. Even more — I am filled with gratitude for the gifts I have received. Through most of these years, I was a high school teacher in Toronto, Oshawa, Vancouver and Edmonton.

Sister Monica Marie Kelly

The Lord has been at my side... 
The word that comes to mind is: "Changes." When I first entered on September 14, 1962, there were 26 new postulants, today called candidates. That band number decreased each time I took a new step: receiving the habit, first vows, renewal of vows and final vows on August 26, 1970. I first trained in nursing but much preferred the Food Supervisor’s Course that followed.

Sister Rita Smith

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I'm thankful for my path... 
Religious life has been my path to try to follow Jesus. I was gifted with the opportunity to announce Good News while teaching, caring for children with disabilities, supporting staff in a large high school, and offering hundreds of hand-made hats, scarves, baby blankets, mitts, and body warmers to brothers and sisters particularly in Africa, Peru and Haiti, with my knitting and crocheting skills.

Sister Margaret Feeley

I had the privilege of sharing in many lives.
It was a memorable day — September 7, 1952 — when I said my goodbyes to family and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph. I had attended the Nursing School at St. Michael's Hospital for one year and after my making my first vows, I was missioned to St. Michael's Hospital to complete my nursing training. After graduation, my next ministry was at our Infirmary at St.

Sister Elizabeth Budicky

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I am grateful for the gifts I have received...
I always wanted to be a nurse, but a stronger desire grew within me — that of responding to God's love by becoming a Sister of St. Joseph. I studied nursing; later I taught nursing and loved to teach the students about caring for patients at the bedside, in the nursery and operating room. Many still keep in touch.

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