On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Quebec Associates from the French and English sectors gathered for an annual day of renewal at "Maison-des-Enfants Marie-Rose", in Beauharnois.
Sister Beverley opened the day with a gathering prayer. Then there was a workshop entitled 'Art and Spirituality', facilitated by Janine Lefebvre: a workshop in which the Gospel became alive as the participants reflected on the Word of God, based on the theme "Give Them to Drink".
Afterwards, we shared our Gospel text with others by means of a word and a drawing which was special to us and whose meaning was shared by the other participants.
Father Gabriel Clément presided at the Mass and Sr. Lisette Boulé had us singing wholeheartedly!
Together we joyfully enjoyed a meal which had been prepared by the cook at "Maison-des-Enfants". Heavy rain kept us indoors but everyone seemed to be content just being with each other. It was all very peaceful and joyful. Then, there was a quick foray out into the rain to plant a pink lilac tree to commemorate our day at "Maison-des- Enfants".