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Associates

The Spirituality of Friendship

Instead of the expected rain, a bright sunny day greeted 70 CSJ Associates as they gathered for the commitment retreat on April 13, 2008 in the auditorium at St. Joseph’s Convent, Morrow Park.  Everyone looked forward eagerly to the day whose theme, The Spirituality of Friendship, would be presented by Sister Virginia Varley CSJ, gifted facilitator, leader, artist, and spiritual director (pictured at right).

Reflections on Leadership

For the past eight years, Sister Roberta Freeman has been Director of CSJ Associates. She is pictured below, speaking at an Associate retreat. Leadership of the Associates is passing to the Associates themselves on April 13, 2008.  Sister Mary Buckley asked Sister Roberta to reflect on her experience — their exchange follows…

How did you come to take on the position of Director of CSJ Associates?

Leadership Training for CSJ Associates

Sister Grace Sauvé is one of three Sisters — the others being Sisters Virginia Varley and Marie MacNamara — who designed and implemented a leadership-training program for the CSJ Associates. On April 13, 2008, five associates ‘graduates’ from the course will take on the leadership of the associate program. Here, Sr. Grace answers a few questions about the training…

Who are the CSJ Associates?

How To Be - To Pray - To Act

The CSJ Associates Annual Retreat was held this year the weekend of Sept. 7 – 9, 2007, at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  We opened with dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and the retreat officially started at 8 p.m.

Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara, CSJ, pictured at left, was the guest speaker.  She began the retreat by explaining to us the great LOVE of God that brought forth God’s work of creation and by illustrating the beauty of this creation through a PowerPoint presentation.

Associates celebrate 25 years

On June 2, 2007, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and the Associates gathered together in the chapel at Morrow Park to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the CSJ Associates. The celebration started with a liturgy by Father Chris Iredale and a reflective homily by Sister Grace Sauvé. After the mass, a reception followed in the dining room. The dedicated kitchen staff of Morrow Park prepared the sumptuous dinner.

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