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by Cate Henderson

Those of you who were in attendance at the spring equinox celebration may remember our meditation on the seed – that through kindness alone plants grow from one seed to produce many, many seeds. There is no selfish reason for this, and economists and financial planners would be appalled to see so much energy expended on seeds which are then freely given – many are eaten by humans, animals, insects, fungi etc, with no immediate benefit to the individual plant at all. In fact, most of our vegetables are annuals, meaning that the plant that grew from one seed to give many is now likely deceased!
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Richard Jack. The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915. CWM 19710261-0161. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art. copyright Canadian War Museum

by Jamie Swift

Two oil paintings. Two artists who painted battlefield scenes. Two dramatically different ways of telling a story.

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Bishop E.J. Horan 1817 - 1875

Catherine McKinley 1837 - 1904

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

 

 
by Sister Irene Wilson

The Associates formation program continued in March with a day focused on the Kingston founders of the Congregation. These founders and the issues of the day were dramatized for the gathering. Kingston Bishop Horan was performed by Sr. Catherine Cannon, in cassock and mitre. Providence Associate Sheila Burchart, dressed in a habit and modified veil, presented the life of Catherine McKinley (known as Mother Mary Edward), the first postulant in the sole religious congregation founded in Kingston.

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On June 29, Sister Rita Gleason performed a benefit concert for Changing Together. The program began with compositions by Chopin, Schubert and Beethoven. After intermission, Sister Rita dressed in a 1920s costume and played some ragtime music.

The concert ended with the three movements of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major: Sr. Rita was accompanied by her teacher, Sarah Ho. With proceeds from the tickets, plus donations from friends and sponsors, $1000 was raised.

From left: Speaker Elexis Schloss, executive director Sonia Bitar and temporary board chair, Sr. Diane Brennen

 

by Sister Diane Brennen

On Friday, May 30, Changing Together – the Centre for Immigrant Women in Edmonton, Alberta – celebrated its 30th anniversary with a dinner and silent auction.

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Sister Mary Clare Stack OSU, Sister Jeannette Filthaut SP and Dr. Bob McKeon walking in the closing march of Truth and Reconciliation on a very cold March 30th day in Edmonton

 

by Sister Jeannette Filthaut

Listen to your heart * Listen to the Creator * As leaders, as women, we have to be strong to stand alone and we have to move forward * Go beyond the evil dark energy * Put your children close to your heart * If you don’t have an elder adopt one to learn from them
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by Sister Shirley Morris

Going Green has become a passion for many people. However, the hardest time to adopt environmentally friendly practices has been at the end of life itself.
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Sr. Sheila Langton receives the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Daniel Lussier, Chair of the Governing Council

by Louise Slobodian

“At the heart of all her efforts there is a central vision: to serve the needs of the most vulnerable.”
That’s how Sr. Sheila Langton was described as she was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC).

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