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Catholic Charities ‘energized by hope’ in serving needy

The Catholic Register, October 10, 2013 — Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto capped off its centenary celebrations with a special Sunday afternoon Mass at St. Paul’s Basilica.

Congregation’s Work Recognized by Catholic Charities

On Oct. 6, 2013, a Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities took place at St. Paul’s Basilica. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto received a plaque with the following text:

Good-humoured nun Sister Mary Alban Bouchard devoted her life to peace

Toronto Star, Sept. 16, 2013 — For Sister Mary Alban Bouchard, on a 1978 trip to New York for a UN special session on disarmament, it was meeting the Hibakusha — the survivors of the American atomic bombs dropped on Japan — that made her a fierce proponent for peace.
 
As she would recall in 2001, “I realized more and more the importance of what was happening with the arms race and the division of the world, and the great danger that was being created by the arms race.

A Ritual of Hope for a World in Crisis

On World Ocean Day, June 8, 2013, over 60 people responded to the invitation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto to join their celebration Come, Holy Spirit: A Ritual of Hope for a Planet in Crisis on World Ocean Day at the Mary Ward Centre in Toronto.

Jubilarians 2013: Looking Back Over 70 Years

Sister Jean De Luca 
I was born in Toronto and grew up in St. Patrick’s parish. My years of ministry as a Sister of St. Joseph were either directly or indirectly related to education. For many years, I was a teacher at the elementary, secondary and later at the post-secondary levels. During a five year period, I was involved in addiction research programmes in Toronto and Ottawa. This included individual and family counselling.
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