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Building Community

Ministry in Fort St. James

"So here I am – responding to our call to live our life with simplicity and compassion among our people here in Fort St. James."

In my ministry here at Fort St. James, B.C., I serve men, women and children who are in need of love and compassion and I strive to share our CSJ charism of unifying love in many ways.

St. Joe’s Sisters spearhead call to protect migrants

The Catholic Register, January 25, 2015 — Pope Francis called for “the globalization of charity and co-operation” on the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees, but the Sisters of St. Joseph may have beaten the Pope to it with their submission to a United Nations commission in early January.
 
The Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada is spearheading a worldwide effort by Sisters of St.

The Seeds of L’Arche

Arriving at L’Arche Daybreak in 1972, Sr. Sue Mosteller, a Sister of St. Joseph, became the second Community Leader, and later the first International Leader after Jean Vanier. She currently serves on the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust. The following are notes from her talk at Kelly library, Toronto, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of L’Arche on Oct. 22, 2014.

Sisters Knit for Children Worldwide

From July to mid-November, 10 Sisters gathered every week at 2 O'Connor Drive. Together, they helped the Canadian Food for Children charity in efforts to battle child pneumonia around the world. The Sisters' contribution was to knit. Their knitting circle produced wool caps and vests. These handmade clothes will go to children in developing countries with low night-time temperatures in which keeping warm is essential to maintain health.

One Year Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

Sister Nida Fe Chavez, a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto, pictured far right, was one of eight Church representatives who traveled to the Philippines in late August 2014 with Development and Peace to meet Typhoon Haiyan’s refugees. She saw firsthand the devastation and the rebuilding efforts of D & P working with its Filipino and international partners.
 
Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded.
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