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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.

Exhibit Sale Brings Many Visitors

Between Nov. 26 - 28, 2004, Studio on the Hill was transformed from a pottery studio into an elegant exhibit and sale area, where 16 artists displayed and offered their creations for sale. Many came to both look and buy.

This was the studio's second transformation this year: in August the gray walls were painted burgundy, teal and pixie wing pink.

Participation in the Empty Bowl Project

Sister Helen Kluke and students at the Studio on the Hill participated in the Empty Bowl project in May 2004, donating 57 soup bowls. This event, sponsored by the Gardiner Museum, assists the hungry and homeless in Toronto through the Anishnawbe Street Patrol program. The bowls represent a donation of $2,280 raised from tickets sold for the event.

Art Exhibit

Sister Virginia Varley CSJ has been painting for 15 years. She sees art as a "nurturer of spirituality." Attracted by art as a vehicle of prayer and of change in consciousness, she has found the blending of these two elements of her life through Sacred Art Retreats directed by Elizabeth Rosson of Nashua, Connecticut. Sister Virginia's use of art as an expression of prayer and growth in intimacy with God finds particular expression in her use of coloured pencil on black.

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