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History

How the Daily Bread Food Bank Began

Sister Marie Tremblay shares her memories of the beginning of the Daily Bread Food Bank:
At some point I said, “I have to make a statement of some kind. I can’t just be doing this.” I ended up in India in 1975. It was a very positive experience. I went to India out of solidarity with the poor. I did not go as a missionary. Not that I intended to go and save anybody, but at least to have a first-hand view of the hunger situation. So it seemed to flow naturally that I would be interested in starting a food bank here.

Celebrating 95 Years of Teaching and Residency

The Dons of St. Joseph’s College, soon to be alumnae of St. Michael’s College, take a moment in the sun in the Rose Garden of the Christie Mansion, with the Dean of the College, Sister Anne Marie Marrin, and the Administrator, Sister Conrad Lauber, CSJ. The Dons, respectively from left to right, Annamaria Enenajor, Candice Manfredi, Diana Marsilio, Jacqueline Hogan, Laura Evans, Julia Lauwers, are preparing to make this year, 2005-2006, another stellar academic year — the last year as a college residence. In their Mission Statement, the Dons declare:

Sisters of St. Joseph win the Niagara Catholic Education award

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto received the Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction on Feb. 4, 2005 at the Bishop's Gala in Niagara Falls's Club Italia. The Niagara Catholic District School Board has inaugurated this award, given to recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding contributions to Catholic Education in the Niagara region. Representing the Sisters of St. Joseph at the awards ceremony were Sisters Margaret Myatt, Pat Conway, Loretta Rollheiser, and Kathleen Conway (pictured right).

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Education

Sr. Mary Buckley shares her experience at the St. Joseph's College reunion on Sept. 24 - 26, 2004.

"Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Education" — so read the banner and celebrate we did! It all began Friday evening. The invitation said "six for seven" but by six the Brule Room of the Old Mill was already ringing with cries of joy and recognition:
"After all these years..."
"You haven't changed a bit..."
"Your granddaughter is in the school now?"

One Year Anniversary of WYD's Papal Visit

Last year at this time, the Sisters of St. Joseph had a very honoured guest. On Saturday, July 27, 2002, Pope John Paul II arrived at St. Joseph Morrow Park, the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, by helicopter from Strawberry Island. The occasion: the 17th World Youth Day. The world then came to the motherhouse.

Dignitaries arrived at Morrow Park for individual meetings. They included Canada's Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, the Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, Ontario's Premier, Ernie Eves, and Toronto's Mayor Mel Lastman.

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