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New book commemorates century of caring at Comox hospital

Comix Valley Record, November 4, 2013 — St. Joseph's General Hospital launched its new commemorative book Friday, celebrating 100 years of service to the Comox Valley.

Catholic Charities ‘energized by hope’ in serving needy

The Catholic Register, October 10, 2013 — Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto capped off its centenary celebrations with a special Sunday afternoon Mass at St. Paul’s Basilica.

Congregation’s Work Recognized by Catholic Charities

On Oct. 6, 2013, a Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities took place at St. Paul’s Basilica. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto received a plaque with the following text:

Activist Sister strove for peace, justice

Western Catholic Reporter, Oct. 7, 2013 — Sister Mary Alban Bouchard has been called a prophet in our midst and a courageous woman who dedicated her life to the cause of peace and social justice.
 
The Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto, who spent time in Edmonton in the early 1980s, walked, fasted, prayed, wrote and spoke against the development of nuclear weapons and spent more than two decades helping the poorest of the poor of Haiti.
 
Bouchard died peacefully Sept.

Good-humoured nun Sister Mary Alban Bouchard devoted her life to peace

Toronto Star, Sept. 16, 2013 — For Sister Mary Alban Bouchard, on a 1978 trip to New York for a UN special session on disarmament, it was meeting the Hibakusha — the survivors of the American atomic bombs dropped on Japan — that made her a fierce proponent for peace.
 
As she would recall in 2001, “I realized more and more the importance of what was happening with the arms race and the division of the world, and the great danger that was being created by the arms race.
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