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April 2019

In this issue:
– Wisdom and Compassion: A Day with Religious in Winnipeg
– Meeting with the Vancouver religious
– Closure of the 175th Anniversary of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence
– 400th anniversary of the birth of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
– The Dominican nuns in Squamish among the persons portrayed in “This mountain life”
– World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2019
– The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
– JPIC activity: A journey into exile
– 21st UISG Plenary

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21st UISG Plenary

The XXI UISG Plenary is soon approaching and will be held in Rome, May 6-10. More than 800 Superiors General will be participating, from 80 different countries, speaking 13 languages. The UISG is also happy to welcome more than 40 speakers and guests. For the first time, UISG will also offer 7 workshops to Superiors General, before and after the Plenary.

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April 17, 2020: 400th anniversary of the birth of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

Les Sœurs de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame will celebrate a very special anniversary in 2020: the 400th anniversary of the birth of their foundress, Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, born in Troyes, France on April 17, 1620. Together with all the Congregation’s friends worldwide, the sisters wish to share their joy. Throughout 2020, various activities will highlight this event and a mini website, expressly designed for the occasion, will feature information about these initiatives.

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Legal Education 2019

Legal Education for leadership of religious institutes and their lay collaborators. An updated program offering instruction in the contemporary context on the main aspects of canon law and certain aspects of civil law affecting consecrated life. 2019 is the third year of the three-year cycle. The program will also be offered online.

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Habits of the Heart… Surviving and thriving as a young(er) Religious today

This retreat is for Religious 55(ish) and under serving the people of God in Canada (or with Canadian connection). The retreat invites us to ponder the habits of our heart that we need to embrace or abandon, to live and respond whole heartedly as younger Religious today in our communities, church and world. Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, will walk with and lead us on the retreat. The time will include input, silence, communal prayer and conversation.

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Celtic Pilgrimage 2019

On this Pilgrim journey you will be invited to experience the beauty of the ancient landscape of Ireland, touch its sacredness and stand in its richness and solitude; enjoy relaxing times by the fire with a ‘drop of cheer’ as well as special gatherings in the company of local musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers.

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