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Sisters Donate a Statue to Providence

As a bitter November wind blew, a hardy group huddled under a tent on the grounds of Providence Healthcare to witness the unveiling and blessing of a commemorative sculpture donated by the Sisters of St. Joseph to celebrate that institution’s 150th Anniversary.  Facing them was a sculpture covered in opaque gray plastic and red ribbon. Mary Beth Montcalm, Providence Healthcare’s CEO, welcomed everyone.

St. Augustine’s Honours Sister Annette

Sister Annette Lacroix CSJ, pictured, was awarded the degree of Master of Divinity Honoris Causa on Nov. 19, 2007 at the convocation of St Augustine’s Seminary for the conferring of the Degrees of Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education and Master of Theological Studies, as well as diplomas in Theological Studies and in Lay Ministry.

Fontbonne Ministries Introduces New Logo

This November, Fontbonne Ministries is pleased to launch its new logo!

Joan Breech, Administrator of Fontbonne Ministries, explains,

“All of our activities are directed towards achieving our vision – to be a sustainable expression of the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto in social ministry. One of those activities has been to develop a corporate logo, a visual and visible symbol that distinguishes Fontbonne Ministries from other organizations and helps to define its identity.  

Plaques Celebrate Sisters’ Contribution at the House Of Providence

On Oct. 24, 2007, Providence Healthcare and Heritage Toronto held a "Heritage Plaque Presentation Ceremony" in the hall of St. Paul’s Basilica. Unveiled were two plaques celebrating the founding and operation of the original House of Providence 150 years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto. The plaques, which tell the story of the House through text and photos, will be located on the grounds near St. Paul’s.

Sisters Endow Chair in Theology at St. Michael’s

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto have donated $2.5 million to establish a Chair in Systematic Theology at St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto.

“Our gift to St. Michael’s is intended to convey our continuing commitment to Catholic post-secondary education,” said Sr. Margaret Myatt, CSJ Congregational Leader, pictured at right with Margaret O’Gara.

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