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Article by Sr. Clare Nolan Province of New York/Toronto Some years ago, I was invited to a discussion with a newly forming lay religious community in New York. I jumped at the opportunity since I found the invitation in keeping with our most recent Chapter Directions, expressed in these phrases: "…explore with fresh enthusiasm, …our relationship with God, …challenges, …create ways of living religious life that are relevant, …organizing flexible and life giving, …ways for mission." These words are enlivening to me. So, since that meeting, I have been involved with Benincasa Community, then... more
Province of Eastern Central Africa In recognition of its significant impact in fighting to eradicate the scourge of modern slavery, Bon Pasteur Kolwezi has won the Stop Slavery Hero Award at a global anti-slavery award ceremony held on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The Stop Slavery Hero Award is the most recent addition to eight categories of the Stop Slavery Awards presented by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to specifically recognize and celebrate companies and NGOs dedicated to the fight against all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking – whether on the frontline or on a global scale... more
Article by Sr. Kathleen Duggan Province of New York/Toronto Ten months ago today, our Good Shepherd Services' office in the Bronx, New York, closed due to the pandemic. Prior to closing the doors, we served foster children and young adults along with their families. Days were filled with therapy sessions, parenting and support groups, crisis intervention and domestic violence services, and multiple education, housing, and advocacy programs. The office also served as a safe space for the families and children in times of crisis as well as in times of celebration of their various life passages... more
Article by Sr. Gilda Fernando Province of New York/Toronto We are living in one of the most challenging times in our history! Toronto, once a province in Canada, has become a sector of the New York Province, which is now called the New York/Toronto Province. Most of our sisters are elderly. After a long period of reflection with sisters and mission partners, we decided to create a pathway to the future and use our resources in a way that will carry on our legacy. We were blessed to have resources that we didn’t need, so we sold our unused properties. We always believed that our resources are... more