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Feminist Theology within the Canadian Mosaic

Feminist Theology within the Canadian Mosaic

Sister Ellen Leonard describes the essay she contributed to a collection of writings on feminist theology.

Art Retreat Experiences

Doreen Smith CSJ shares personal experience of art retreats, and some examples of her work

Oftentimes, during my retreats or at special moments in my life, I have used art to illustrate or express how God has been present to me in prayer.

During the Art Retreat, I experienced art as prayer. My hands, paper and media became instruments of expressing God’s word. I had only to let go and let God speak through them.

Below are a few of my works.

 

 

The Sacred Art Retreat: Praying with Art

For a number of years, Virginia Varley CSJ has brought to the Sisters of St. Joseph (and other interested persons) an eight-day retreat centered on sacred art. Here are the questions Mary Buckley CSJ asked her and her responses.

How did the art retreat come to be?

The Process of Transformation: Women Religious and the Study of Theology, 1955-1980

The following excerpt is taken from the newly released book Changing Habits: Women’s Religious Orders in Canada. In this introduction to her essay, Sr. Ellen Leonard begins to examine the impact of the study of theology on women religious.

This essay examines the relationship between women religious and theology from 1955 to 1980. This was a critical period for women religious that includes the years immediately before the Second Vatican Council, the years of the Council (1962-1965) and the period following the Council.

Book Launch At St. Michael's

Two Sisters of St. Joseph, Sisters Ellen Leonard and Veronica O’Reilly, wrote essays for a newly released book by Novalis entitled Changing Habits: Women's Religious Orders in Canada. The University of St. Michael's Senate Forum Staff Fellowship Committee hosted a special Lunch and Learn on Dec. 3 to celebrate this release. Panellists included the editor and three of the essay writers, all of whom elaborated on their contribution to the book.

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