A similar gathering at Maison Jésus-Marie
On December 7, the Sisters at Maison Jésus-Marie participated in a day of reflection. On this occasion the content, based on what was offered at the first gathering, was adapted to meet the needs of the Sisters living in both pavilions.
The challenge of facilitating this gathering was entrusted to Sisters Michèle Gouin and Jeanne Dagenais. The morning was reserved for prayer and reflection with texts chosen from Eastern Religions and Judaism. The reflection continued in the afternoon with contemplation on an event in Mary's life: the Annunciation.
This special time of prayer also served as a prelude to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which was celebrated the following day. This is an important feast for the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) since it marks the anniversary of the first three Sisters of the Congregation making their first vows.
During the day each of the Sisters deepened their awareness and experience of God as well as that of Mary.
In closing, we point out that the Quebec Spiritual Animation Committee plans to organize another day of recollection during Lent.