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Sr. Leonard helps women find theological voice

Introducing herself to her first theology class in 1977, Sr. Ellen Leonard had sensed her predominantly male students at the University of St. Michael's College were uncomfortable with having a female professor.

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!

Sr. Marie Zelie Receives Legion Appreciation

Sr. Marie Zelie Gignac CSJ and the Sisters of St. Joseph received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Royal Canadian Legion in Missisauga, Branch 582, for contributing to the legion's Wheelchair Project. Sr. Marie has been collecting the pop tabs from pop cans at Morrow Park for the past four years.

Christmas comes to Haitian Children

In her letter from Haiti, Sr. Lorraine Malo describes a special party...

On Christmas morning, Canadian UN Peacekeepers came to host a wonderful party for the sick children in Hospital St. Damien, Port au Prince, Haiti. Captain Laurie Bourque from New Brunswick and five other peacekeepers had a wrapped gift and a small bag of candy for each child. They also brought some games and toys, including a board hockey game that the older children quickly learned.

How My Thinking Has Changed

Formerly, I assumed that we humans were centre-stage and all else in creation was a backdrop to serve us. Then I had a change of heart. I saw that if humans were to disappear, the Earth would get along just fine. But if the earth were to become too polluted or devastated to continue, we humans wouldn't last at all. I'm developing a new sensitivity about who we are in the scheme of things.

It happened like this. In 1997 one of our Sisters sent us a kit called "Earth Covenant - Earth Charter: Ecological Wisdom and Action for the 21st Century." She suggested we pass it along.

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