Thursday, December 14, 2017
   
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Sister Monica Downey: Celebrating her 75th Jubilee

The Sisters who taught me were the main influence on my decision to enter the Congregation
 
I grew-up in a small railway town, Nakina, in northern Ontario. It means “land of many waters.” My father was a railway man. In high school, I went to St. Joseph’s Boarding School on Wellesley Street in Toronto and loved every minute of it. That wasn’t the case for some of my friends but I have always liked order and routine. But I especially liked the Sisters who taught me: Sisters Maura, Benedicta and Mary Felix stand out particularly in my memory. They were the main influence on my decision to enter the Congregation.
 
I can’t believe that 75 years have gone by. My principal ministry during my active years was teaching and pastoral work. A lot of water has gone under the bridge but I am very grateful for all the friendships, caring and graces I have received during these years. I have been richly blessed. 
 

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