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Sister Anne Lemire

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... a kaleidoscope of daily miracles.
A backward glance over 60 grace-filled, wonder-full years of my life as a Sister of St. Joseph shows me a kaleidoscope of daily miracles. What stands out and is forever treasured is the faces of the people who have enriched my life. Where to begin?
 
The most likely starting point is with the great women in our congregation who inspired and mentored me, many of whom now look after me from heaven, but a goodly number are still close by and I find their presence brightens my days. Then there are the countless thousands of all ages — men, women, young people and children, colleagues, students, friends from every walk of life, from cities and countries I might never have seen were I not a Sister of St. Joseph — Toronto, of course, Montreal, Edmonton, Chilliwack, Santiago and Coquimbo, Chile, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Zambia, Poland, France, Italy — the list is almost endless.
 
How did they enter my life? They were blessings sent to me in schools, parishes, the Newman Centre, the Centre for Victims of Torture, the office of World Youth Day 2002, our congregation's Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, and in my present living situation. To any of the above who find this page, know that you are in my daily prayer. How can I keep from singing? And all I can offer to our ever-faithful God is thanks.
 

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