The year 2016 has been abundant with events of all kinds throughout the world - some tragic, some happier, while others have generated major surprises. At the SNJM Quebec level, the year 2016 was a good year filled with inspirational and hope-filled activities.
Several initiatives have also helped to illustrate the Congregation’s involvement which also included reconnecting directly with former students and connecting with the public at large.
Here is a brief glance back at 16 moments or key events that have marked the journey of the Quebec SNJM’s in 2016. It is by no means an extensive selection of events. We will present this looking back in two parts. The first part covers the months from January to July. The second part will cover the next half of the year.
1. February 2016 - Active participation in welcoming a Syrian refugee family
The SNJM’s, in a joint partnership, have greatly contributed to the arrival of a Syrian refugee family. The family of three, including a three year old girl, have no relatives in Canada. They are being looked after to smooth the progress of their integration. The members of this joint partnership have already taken the necessary steps to welcome a second family in 2017.
2. February 2016 – Reflections on consecrated life
In the form of short video clips, Sister Jacqueline Boudreau shared her reflections, which were inspired by her participation in the Colloquium on the Future of Consecrated Life in connection with the Year of Consecrated Life, which ended in December 2015. These clips have been seen and shared everywhere through the SNJM and the CRC websites, as well as on YouTube. Reflections on the present and the future of consecrated life in Quebec