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The 2012 Jubilarians: Nurturing Community for 70 Years

Mary Ruth Creamer CSJ
Eileen Ruth Creamer felt at home with the Sisters of St. Joseph from the time she was a child. She had an aunt in the congregation, also Sr. Mary Ruth. Through visits with her and attending St. Joseph's High School on Jarvis Street, she was well acquainted with many Sisters.

The 2012 Jubilarians: Nurturing Community for 60 Years

Ellen Leonard CSJ
I am a teacher. My teaching has taken different forms but all of them have focused on nurturing community. I began my ministry as a Sister of St. Joseph with 51 Grade 1 students followed by eight more years in primary classrooms. At that time we prepared children in Grade 1 to receive the sacraments (First Eucharist and First Reconciliation).

The 2012 Jubilarians: Nurturing Community for 50 Years

Jean Leahy CSJ
The first thing to consider is how much I have been nurtured in community over these years. Great thanks are due for all that has been received through community.

I can think of many examples of nurturing — and being nurtured — in the communities in the various high schools in which I taught and also in the parishes where I served as Pastoral Assistant.

Vatican II... The role of women religious

In this article, Sister Ellen Leonard shares her experiences and perspective of Vatican II.

Fifty years ago, on Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII formally opened the second Vatican Council. Catholics who experienced Vatican II were profoundly moved by changes to their understanding of church and its mission in the world. The Council was for them a formative experience, one that is difficult to communicate to younger Catholics. All Catholics were invited by their bishops to receive the teachings of the Council, and women religious received the teachings with enthusiasm.

Loretto College: Advocate of Women’s Higher Education in the 20th Century

On Jan. 23, 2012, Sr. Evanne Hunter, IBVM Canadian Provincial, pictured right, presented a lecture entitled “Loretto College: Advocate of Women’s Higher Education in the 20th Century” at Loretto College to an audience of over 80. Sr. Evanne, a graduate and later principal of Loretto Abbey College School, presented an entertaining history of her congregation’s role in providing post-secondary education to young Catholic women in Toronto at the turn of the 20th century.

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