Novices in Rose Garden, Mount Saint Vincent, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Spring 1953. Photograph by Sister Ernestine Marie O’Connell.
Gardens at Seton Academy, Vancouver, BC.
Photos copyright of SC Congregational Archives
More Charity Alive – June 2020
The tragic death of George Floyd fills us with grief and pain. As we struggle to bring this event to prayer, words fail. And yet, we are called to respond, for we are responsible — “able to respond.”
No matter what else is happening try to remember the Class of 2020 graduates and if you can, party with them
We want to congratulate all in the class of 2020 wherever you are.
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.
From my home or Marillac office, I call Sisters each day to chat. I offer Zoom calls so we can stay in touch visually and coach Sisters on how to use Zoom.
Sister Maureen Wild Recommends On the Road with Francis of Assisi – a timeless journey through Umbria and Tuscany, and beyond (2005) by Linda Bird Francke
I was very happy to come across this book many months in advance of traveling - for my first time to Italy - to visit the lands of Francis of Assisi as an integral part of my sabbatical.
Photos from Mount Saint Vincent Motherhouse in Halifax, the Farm in Wellesley and Seton Academy in Vancouver.
Charity Alive – May 2020
We keep hope alive knowing how blessed we have been by the prayers and love at home and all over the world.
A parade, Zoom chats and in-person ministry. A glimpse at how we are coping during COVID-19.
The last Sister of Charity leaves Saint Patrick Convent, Roxbury, our first mission in the United States.
The Lenten season was profoundly moving this year not only because it coincided with the Pandemic Coronavirus but also because of the reflections offered by Sisters Mary Ann Connolly and Judy Park.
The Sisters first started their health care ministry in North Sydney, NS at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in 1908.