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Art as Prayer

I am not an artist, but I do like to use "Mandalas" in my prayer as a way of expression or to get in touch more deeply with my feelings. So when I first saw a retreat being offered in May 2003 on "Art as Prayer" I was very intrigued. Before signing up, I made inquiries asking if I needed to be an artist to take this course. Since I had used Mandalas and had previously combined art with prayer, I was advised to go ahead. I trusted this and signed up. Reflecting back since then, I am sure the Holy Spirit was leading me all the way.

Fontbonne Place Welcomes the Neighbours

It's official! Fontbonne Place was opened, blessed, written up and celebrated on March 19, 2003. On the feast day of St. Joseph, we welcomed over 400 neighbours and friends. Fontbonne Place, located in Toronto on Queen St., offers affordable housing to 18 women. They are housed in one-bedroom apartments on the top two floors while many community-building programs take place on the lower levels of the building. Judging from the crowds, smiles and general spirit, the day was a success.

Fontbonne Place Fundraiser

The residents of the affordable housing site, Fontbonne Place, had baked to-die-for lemon-squares and pecan cookies. On Saturday morning, June 21, 2003, they added flowers and cellophane and sold their wares from the front lawn. The Craft group offered up Raggedy Ann's, plaques and mice dolls.

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