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.
The eighth Annual General Meeting of Becoming Neighbours had everything: prayer, a panel, music, presentations, reports on programs, mingling together and celebrating the collaboration of members of women and men religious congregations and their associates as they respond to the unmet needs of immigrants and refugees. This is a ministry to which the Sisters of St.
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.
Pax Christi Toronto presented Sister Mary Alban Bouchard CSJ with its first ever Teacher of Peace Award on August 28, 2013 at the new Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Toronto.
This award was presented in recognition of Sister Mary Alban's lifetime achievement of dedicated commitment to world leadership in both Canada and Haiti for the cause of Peace on Earth.
At this moment in which today vanishes forever close my eyes and I will meet again your wonders as you light up my night with a new brightness.
May the darkness which wraps me round, soothe my feeble faith, and be balm for my heart and soul carrying me to the new dawn... if there is another dawn for me.
And when, finally, there be for me no other earthly day, bless me with Your love, and Your peace.