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Spiritual resistance in a concentration camp

Concentration camp survivor Vera Schiff.

Written by Jed de los Reyes, Youth Speak News
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Catholic Register

Most 16-year-olds worry about getting good grades and maintaining friendships. Vera Schiff's main concern was to stay alive.

Commitment Day 2012

Linda Greszczyszyn, Theresa Franco, Susan Ward and Kim Gottfried-Piché.

We celebrated Commitment Day on April 22nd at Morrow Park. This was a special day because the CSJ Associates are celebrating their 30th anniversary. Over 70 Associates and Sisters were on hand to learn about the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph in France in 1650 and their arrival in Canada in 1851. The Galilee Associates Community organized this year’s retreat, which started off with fellowship, prayer and song.

Nourishing body and spirit with healthy foods

Photo by Vanessa Santilli

Written by Vanessa Santilli, The Catholic Register
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you that you have from God and you are not your own, Faith Connections program director Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt told participants at the Keeping the Temple Healthy event April 14. “Glorify God in body and spirit,” said Nicholas-Schmidt, quoting Corinthians. “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are beneficial. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything."

Religious orders look to the next generation

Photo by Chris Miller

by Sara Francis
from the Western Catholic Reporter
March 26, 2012

Finding and forming the next generation of religious in Canada was a popular topic at this year's National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors Conference.

About 100 people attended the biannual conference in Calgary March 11 to 14. This year's theme was Called to Discipleship: Witnesses to Hope. The conference focuses on both vocation and formation.

Sister Mary Rowell said with fewer people entering religious life, the peer group for new vocations is small.

Sr. Georgette Honoured for her Work

Sr. Georgette Honoured for her Work

"I was very surprised," said Georgette Gregory CSJ (pictured here on the left side of the stage) on winning the Fred Victor’s Women with Purpose-Mary Sheffield Award. She received it for her leadership in addressing poverty and homelessness in Toronto over her lifetime. "It really felt good to be recognized by the community partners I work and volunteer alongside. The evening was exhilarating and fun."

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