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Ten Years of Service

The Morrow Park volunteers celebrated their 10th anniversary on April 24, 2005. After Mass and a lovely lunch, Ryerson University's Act II Studio treated volunteers and resident Sisters to their production "I'm Still Here".

A number of the volunteers were among the first members who celebrated their 10th year under the direction of the program founder, Sr. Mary Carol Lemire. Receiving their 10 year pins were: Sandra Desjardin, Patricia Yule, Marie Smith, Erlinda de La Rosa, Katherine Rentschler and Sisters Divinia Pedro, Mary Carol Lemire, Leona Graham and Ruth Leddy.

The Sisters of St. Joseph mourn the loss of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II has a special place in the hearts of the Sisters of St. Joseph. The Sisters were privileged to host the Holy Father at Morrow Park during World Youth Day 2002 from July 27 to July 29.

They join the world in mourning the passing of a spiritual leader who has, since 1978, reached out to youth and all people around the world.

A Month for Marches: Sr. Jean Leahy reports on two walks

On March 19, 2005, the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, several Sisters joined with thousands of others not only in Nathan Phillips Square but all around the world in protest of this war. After listening to impassioned speeches, we marched up University Avenue, past the U.S. Consulate, up to College, across to Yonge Street, down Yonge to Queen and then returned to Nathan Phillips Square where more protests to the war and calls for PEACE were heard. May this call grow stronger and stronger!

Celebrating the Feast Day

"As Sisters of St. Joseph, we aspire to be like our patron. We desire to be open, trusting women guided by the Holy Spirit. Gifted with a mission to nurture community and to grow in our love for God, each other and our sisters and brothers whom we call "the dear neighbour," we make every effort, along with our vowed members and our lay associates, both men and women, to build communities of healing and compassion."

She's 99 and still answers the call to serve

Sr. Helena McCarthy has received the call of religious life many times over. The 99-year-old Sister of St. Joseph received her first call when she followed in her sister's footsteps to enter the convent in 1932. But now, calls come daily, as McCarthy uses the phone to pray with friends, family and people needing a listening ear.

"People say life begins at 40. I think it begins at 90," McCarthy said of her years at her new apostolate in telephone ministry.

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