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January 16, 2015
Climate change in Ontario?
Climate change in Ontario?

As part of a regular update to the Sisters of Service, who co-fund the Integrity of Creation position of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation team, Bridget Doherty gives an update on the work of energy poverty.

January 15, 2015
Behind the peace pole: truth
Behind the peace pole: truth

In the midst of global tragedies and conflicts, we, Sisters of Providence, erected a simple white peace pole in front of the entrance to our Motherhouse this summer. It has black lettering. And there it stands in simple juxtaposition to the sufferings of the world.

September 3, 2014
Look to the seed – a spirits-up ecology story
Look to the seed – a spirits-up ecology story

The theme of a recent workshop was “Abundance: out of scarcity through the lens of Providence,” a title to which I was drawn, since I live in a culture of scarcity, but my reality out in the fields is one of abundance.

September 2, 2014
Telling a different story about war
Telling a different story about war

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

August 26, 2014
Biodegradable caskets as spiritual practice
Biodegradable caskets as spiritual practice

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.

August 26, 2014
For the child taken, for the parent left behind
For the child taken, for the parent left behind

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.

June 7, 2014
Sister Mary Angelica was a Home Child
Sister Mary Angelica was a Home Child

Lillian Blanchfield, her two sisters and her two brothers, were “rescued” from the Shaw Street Workhouse in Liverpool, England by the Catholic Children’s Protection Society of Liverpool. They crossed the Atlantic in 11 days aboard the Parisian steamship in the company of Mrs. Lacey and 60 other home children.

April 8, 2014
But I'm Hungry
But I'm Hungry

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation staff member Tara Kainer's first book of poetry was published in 2011 by Hidden Brook Press. She read this poem at the Put Food in the Budget inquiry into poverty in Ontario in September.

April 7, 2014
Women Do Peace
Women Do Peace

You know about best-laid plans? After 10 years of holding great conferences, the Congregation's Healing Violence Committee had sworn off them. But then, a great synergy happened.

April 7, 2014
The business of rest
The business of rest

The idea of rest is somewhat deceiving. We know as human beings that when we sleep we appear to others to be resting, to be immobile and still. But we also know that, in fact, our minds can be quite busy as we sleep – sometimes living a whole other life in a dreaming world of our own imagination and doing much of our best neurological processing of information.

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