This year, the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada Associate/Companion Leadership Committee gathered at the St. Joseph’s Motherhouse in North Bay from June 1-3, 2014.
The Associates Commitment Day was a beautiful spring day with new leaves, birds and sparkling water outside 2 O'Connor Drive.
After Mary Huan's welcome, Eva Bowman and Karina Guerra led the morning prayer.
On March 8, 2014, 60 Associates and Sisters gathered for the CSJ Associate Assembly Day at 2 O’Connor Drive. Guest speaker Sister Priscilla Solomon, a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, spoke on “Indigenous Issues, Spirituality and Current Justice.” Sister Priscilla is Ojibway which is part of the Anishinabek Nation.
On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Holy Family Associates hosted a retreat day at St. Mary of the People parish in Oshawa. About 20 other people from other parishes in Oshawa joined us for a day of reflection and prayer. The subject for the day — Attentive to God’s Presence — was presented by Sr. Mary Rose Marrin CSJ.
Sister Mary Rose asked us to take this day out of our busy Christmas schedule to be with God in prayer and contemplation.