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Charity Alive Newsletter2020-08-05T17:31:26+00:00

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.

Charity Alive — April 2020

When This Is Over

Covid 19, the pandemic, will end but the experience will continue to inform our memories, thoughts and behaviours for some time to come.

Sister Ruth Kline Turns 100 and Writes her Autobiography

I was born in Halifax, 2 February 1920 and I am still here, almost 100 years later! My early years were blessed with loving and devoted parents and two wonderful brothers. Each of us children had a special place in the family – the oldest, the only girl and the youngest.

El Salvador Water Project

The members of our Water Project committee, Mabel Najarro, Maureen Wild, Kay Conroy, Carrie Flemming, Cecilia Hudec and Maryanne Ruzzo, as well as all the Sisters, are thrilled that our first water project in Chalatenango, El Salvador is complete.

Regional Meetings

Regional Meetings brought together Sisters and Associates, from all over  to reflect on Sister Peggy O'Neill's talk from the Federation Assembly last May.

From the Archives – Bermuda

At the request of Archbishop O’Brien, four Sisters departed Halifax on February 15th 1890 and arrived in Bermuda after four days at sea. On March 3rd, 1890, they opened Mount Saint Agnes Academy. The Sisters owned and operated the school until 1975, when they transferred ownership to the Diocese of Hamilton.

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