Saturday, November 28, 2015
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Social Service

Unveiling a Monument to Sisters in Saskatchewan

On October 1, Sisters Penny McDonald and Mary Doreen Smith joined over 350 people at the Wascana Centre park in Regina, Saskatchewan. In an audience that included more than 180 religious Sisters, they witnessed the unveiling of Called to Serve, a monument commemorating religious women in Saskatchewan.

Aging and Spirituality

Event Date: 
October 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Recent gerontology research has revealed the underdeveloped potential in our maturing years (50+). Of these, spirituality (inner growth) has been identified as an undeveloped resource. In fact, maturing years have the possibility of being a time of unparalleled inner growth. This presentation will deal with this potential and its implications for ethical decision making in our later years.
Location: 95 St. Joseph Street, East Door, Room 101. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Sister Terry Dalla: Volunteering at Wellspring

For over 14 years, Sister Terry Dalla CSJ has volunteered at Wellspring, a network of support centres for cancer patients. Wellspring offers programs to meet the emotional, spiritual, psychological and informational needs of people living with cancer.

Sr. Anne Speaks at Federal Homeless Funding Announcement

Sister Anne Schenck was part of a Friday, February 13 press conference held at Furniture Bank. At this conference, the federal government announced $86 million in funding to fight homelessness in Toronto. Present were Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Minister of State Candice Bergen, Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP Bernard Trottier, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and Sister Anne (pictured right in red), the founder of Furniture Bank. Speaking at the conference, Mayor Tory said, "This five-year commitment from the federal government means we can continue to provide much-needed services to help Toronto’s most vulnerable residents."

Sister Cecelia: A True Neighbour

On January 13, 2015, the Annual General Meeting of Becoming Neighbours took place at Loretto College. Representatives of the 20 religious congregations who make up the organization’s members gathered with many of the newcomers and other guests to pray, tell their stories, and celebrate what has been achieved.

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