Sister Grace Sauvé
After more than 60 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, I am grateful to be able to be a word of God to those around me.
As the eldest of eleven children I had a great training ground for life in a religious community. We moved often, from city to country and places of beauty that gave me a sense of oneness with the Mystery of God. I met the Sisters of St. Joseph in summer school catechism classes and later at St. Joseph’s College School in Toronto. There the desire to consecrate my life to God propelled me into the Congregation right after graduation in 1947.
Life In Ministry
Because of my interest in science and medicine I was sent to St. Michael’s Hospital. This led to the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree. I practised Pharmacy at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto for the next 27 years.
The Second Vatican Council ushered in an era of change in religious life and I had the privilege of studying Scripture, theology and spirituality in Rome. On returning to the hospital where I initiated a Mission Education program. I was also appointed to our Congregation’s formation team. I was also involved in our CSJ Associate Program. In the next years I served in a variety of leadership roles within our community and earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from Regis College in Toronto.
After more than 60 years as a Sister of St. Joseph, I am grateful to be able to be a word of God to those around me. As an assistant in our Congregational Archives I have written many stories of the women who have gone before me. I also continue with our CSJ Associates and the long-time engagement in spiritual conversation and retreats with those who seek a deeper relationship with the Divine Mystery "in whom we live and act and have our being." (Acts, 17:28)