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Living a Discerning Life in a Complex, Harsh World

“There are basically two things that any one of us does in the face of sadness and grief. We can shut down and pretend we are not feeling this. This, of course, eats away at us over time and we end up living very distracted lives that are more and more superficial. Our other choice is we can open. Those are the two basic gestures: stand back or move into.” — From Living a Discerning Life in a Complex, Harsh World

Sister Acts

The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, August 16, 2014 — In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.

St. Joe’s Sisters on new stamp

The Catholic Register, July 28, 2014 — Canada Post’s new release of stamps by prominent photographers includes a well-known shot by Michel Lambeth of two Sisters of St. Joseph and a man who helped the sisters in Toronto. The stamp, titled St. Joseph’s Convent School, is one of 35 being released in phases over a five-year period, with seven being introduced this year alone.
 

Sisters on a new stamp

“We’re a stamp!” said Sister Monica Marie Kelly when she brought along the Canada Post newsletter announcing the 2014 edition of new stamps released July 7, 2014, which included one called St. Joseph’s Convent School (1960). The photograph of an elderly man with two Sisters of St. Joseph in the background was taken by Michel Lambeth, a photographer who delighted in taking pictures of Toronto and its people. 

A New Leadership Team is Chosen

"We ask that you call us forth and affirm us in our effort to respond to the spirit in our life, mission, and ministry. We ask that you foster initiatives and ensure the implementation of our Chapter directives. We want you to call us to deep fidelity and zeal for the kingdom of God." — The congregation’s request of the new Leadership Team at the Installation Ceremony 
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