This year, we are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the founding of Fontbonne Ministries. In our current issue of the Springs of Hope newsletter, we share lots of pictures and quotes from each Ministry Director.
In honour of the Year of Consecrated Life, we have created this video, which features images of Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto engaged in ministry. In the background you can hear the song commissioned for this special year: “Wake the World with Dawning Joy.”
On May 4, 2014, over 80 people attended the Fontbonne Ministries Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at St. Paul's Basilica Parish Hall. In a beautiful parish hall decorated with colourful balloons and flowers, Fontbonne Ministries volunteers gathered with staff and Sisters. Together, they enjoyed a meal and celebrated the volunteers' contributions to different Fontbonne Ministries programs.
During the event, Sister Thérèse Meunier voiced her gratitude to Fontbonne volunteers.
When Margo first accepted one of Fontbonne Ministries' 18 rent-geared-to-income apartments at Fontbonne Place, she hadn’t seen her new home. “I thought it’d be a one-room apartment,” she says. She was stunned to find that the Fontbonne Place apartments for single, older women each held a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room.
“I walked in and I was so amazed to see the sun shining in through the back and to have space to put large, cheerful pictures on the walls.