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Sister Rita Marie McLean

Sister Rita Marie McLean
My life in community ... has been the bedrock that has kept me rooted in the good times and the bad.

I was born in an Ontario mining town. My early faith depended on my mother, who regularly sent me to catechism. God also spoke to me in the landscape of rocks and lakes where I swam and in the skies lit by the Aurora Borealis.

Sister Peggy Bach

Sister Peggy Bach
God came along, picked me up, wiped off the mud and saw I was beautiful.

I was born in Saskatchewan. My family moved to Vancouver when I was 5 and the Sisters of St. Joseph taught me in high school.

Sister Patricia Macaulay

Sister Patricia Macaulay
My ministry pattern has been to first work in a ministry, and then enrich that experience with further education.

Since 2007, I have been living and working in Fort St. James B.C. Father Frank Salmon OMI had been without Sisters for one year. The elders prayed for Sisters to come to help him — and they got three!

Sister Nida Fe Chavez

Sister Nida Fe Chavez
When I fell in love with God, I also fell in love with the people around me and all God’s creation.

My roots are in Manila, Philippines, where I grew up with my younger Sister and three brothers. Both my parents originated in Cuenca, Batangas, and it was there that I enjoyed school breaks with my grandparents, relatives and cousins who lived at the foot of a mountain.

Sister Mary Sibbald

Sister Mary Sibbald
I am constantly aware that the Holy Spirit has been active in my life during my years of teaching, doing parish ministry and working with people who are homeless.

I was born in Ireland and came to Canada in 1962. During my years in Teacher Training College, I got to know the Sisters of Mercy. Several students who graduated with me entered religious communities. Although I respected their choice, I myself never contemplated such an action at that time.

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