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Charity Alive Newsletter2020-11-25T14:10:44+00:00

Charity Alive — November 2020

Transitions

This month’s theme engages us with the theme of transition.

Celebrating Nonagenarians

Celebrating our Sisters who are over 95 who have continuously evolved over their 7 decades of service and community within the congregation.

We Remember Them

From the 1890’s to the present day, some 1070 sisters of twenty-seven different religious communities taught, nursed, cared for the children, women and men of this Diocese. That included about 167 Sisters of Charity of Halifax.

“Come Walk With Me”

On this 200th Anniversary of Elizabeth Seton’s death and entrance into her beloved Eternity, she invites us to spend a few moments with her in the Valley of St. Joseph.

From the Archives

As the Sisters of Charity – Halifax embark on a new transition of leadership at the end of 2020, we’re looking back at another time of change in the community.

Charity Alive — October 2020

Gratitude in a Time of COVID-19

What makes gratitude so important?  Gratitude is an approach to life which recognizes everything as gift. It is a deeply Christian virtue, a recognition that life in all its aspects is not a right to be claimed but a gift to be received.

Season of Creation

Every year we familiarly celebrate the seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter with their rich and reflective liturgies. Now, thanks to our ecumenical sisters and brothers we have been given an opportunity to celebrate a new liturgical season, the Season of Creation.

Associates Coming to Chapter

We have already been introduced to the first six in our August and September issue of Charity Alive. This month we would love to introduce the others.

Charity Alive — September 2020

Encountering Others

Have you noticed that often life happens when we’re planning other things? A collaborative article about our encounters with others.

Letters of Gratitude

Letters of gratitude to all who have sent donations for the ministry with the Venezuelan migrants in Chiclayo and La Victoria, Peru

Celebrating our 95 year olds

This year, 2020, there are three sisters who are celebrating their 95th birthday. We thought it might be good for you to meet them.

Elizabeth Seton’s Birthday

There is so much that we can hear if we really listen to Elizabeth because she walked many of the same paths as we do now, dependent on her God and loving friend.

Book Review

Choosing Earth, Humanity’s Great Transition to Mature Planetary Civilization, Duane Elgin

Charity Alive — August 2020

My View

A collaborative article of what we see, or have seen, outside our window.

Book Review

Viola Desmond’s Canada: A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land (2016) by Graham Reynolds with Wanda Robson

Stay-At-Home Retreat

I faced the trees and listened to them praising God as they swayed in the wind. I biked on a shady road dappled by sunlight. I visited an exquisite garden, where a dizzying variety of trees and shrubs created a tapestry in multiple shades of green.

Celebrating Ubuntu.Lab

The celebration of their connectedness was palpable as Ubuntu Lab participants shared their enthusiasm and hope.

From the Archives

After 21 years of providing a welcoming space for thousands of people seeking peace and spiritual renewal, the last Sister left the House of Prayer in 1995.

Charity Alive — July 2020

Masks for Wellesley

While looking for darning cotton for the young man's socks, I found out Joann's was giving out free kits for making masks.

Peru during Pandemic 2020

We asked S. Catherine Conroy to make contact with some of her friends and colleagues in Peru to see how they were faring during the time of Pandemic 2020.

Charity Alive — June 2020

Gardens We Know and Love

Many people we know are garden people. They love to be part of the cycle of planting, nurturing, weeding, watering and harvesting (and sharing) from the fruits of their labour. Fruitfulness is a sign of the Spirit.

Charity Alive — May 2020

Nova Scotia Strong

We keep hope alive knowing how blessed we have been by the prayers and love at home and all over the world.

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