Globe and Mail, May 13, 2013 — The Sisters of Loretto Convent was never the architectural superstar of Catholic Hill, a collection of 19th century limestone religious and educational buildings perched high above the city of Guelph, Ont. Always a modest contrast to the ornate Church of Our Lady Immaculate, the former convent is now basking in the spotlight as the new home of the Guelph Civic Museum.
On May 10, 2013, the 50th anniversary celebrations of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School came to an end with the blessing of a tribute garden; a Mass for students, staff, and guests, including the school’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, in the cafetorium; a reception in the library and a dinner at the Oshawa Golf Club.
Urban Toronto, April 18, 2013 — In a time when a good deal of Toronto's religious community is amalgamating into fewer buildings and some of the underused churches are being transformed into condos or performance spaces, it's rare when we see new faith-based facilities under construction. When we do see it though, these facilities have often been some of the more architecturally adventurous recent builds.
Whoever drinks of the water that I will give, will never thirst.—John 4:14
"Wow!" was the first word presider Father Robert Foliot SJ said on March 19, 2013, the feast day of St. Joseph and the first Eucharist in the Sisters’ new chapel in their new residence. It was a night of firsts. Congregation members gathered to witness novice Sr. Carmen Rojas making her First Profession taking vows for the next three years. The ceremony took place after the homily and was both simple and profound...