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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).

Memories of Women's Education at St. Michael's College

On March 7, 2012, Sister Mechtilde O'Mara gave a talk on the history of St. Joseph's College. Laughter filled the lecture hall at Christie Mansion, where more than 90 people gathered to hear Sister Mechtilde O'Mara speak on the history of St. Joseph's College. Sister Mechtilde, Classics Professor Emerita at St. Michael's College, explained the exclusion of women from St. Michael's in the early years, how the proximity of St.

A 2012 Jubilarian: Nurturing Community for 75 Years

Catherine Cahill entered the Congregation in September 1936 after graduating from St. Joseph’s College School. After first vows, she completed her teacher training then taught in a variety of elementary schools, mainly in Ontario. Both as a classroom teacher and later as a principal, she was happy in education. When asked about the different schools where she served, her answer was frequently the same. "I loved teaching there. It was a wonderful experience." In 1965 she moved into high school administration as principal.

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.

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