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Developing a "culture of encounter"

Each year, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) and their Associates organize awareness-raising activities related to the campaign sponsored by Development and Peace. In the spring of 2019, three members of the SNJM Justice and Peace Committee of Quebec offered sessions on the theme Share the Journey. At two meetings, held on March 7 and 14, Sisters Jeanne Dagenais and Phyllis Douillard, accompanied by Ms. Dorothy Guha, presented information on a very troubling issue: forced migration. Read more about these meetings. . .

 

PASCHAL MEDITATION

"Jesus does not resurrect for himself but for us. He wants to show us the way to resurrection," writes Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche. To learn more...

Examples of concrete actions to save the planet

The invitation issued by the Provincial Leadership Team to personally and corporately undertake one or more concrete actions from the 5 R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle, reinvent, repair) mobilized many groups. At the same time, this newsletter offers a great opportunity to highlight initiatives in two schools associated with the SNJM community, Collège Durocher-Saint-Lambert and Pensionnat Saint-Nom-de-Marie. Beautiful discoveries await you. To learn more…

Concrete Initiatives at PSNM to Improve the Plight of the Planet

The students at Pensionnat Saint-Nom-de-Marie (PSNM) have long been aware of environmental issues. Two members of the Uni-Vert Committee spoke about their commitments and those of their school on an RDI Matin news broadcast. Other interesting initiatives include an ecological roof garden and a school project about heavy metals near highways. This particular project included a visit to the Canadian Light Source facility in Saskatoon. For more information and to watch the video clip of the youth interview . . .

Two Green Projects at Collège Durocher-Saint-Lambert

As part of the "Sowing Hope for the Planet" project, discover two ecological initiatives put forward by Collège Durocher-Saint-Lambert’s 100% Green Committee. In addition to educating students and staff at the school, the committee launched a proposal to reduce the school’s ecological footprint. This approach required the collaboration of the food service. Find out what's going on ...

“Une Bible des femmes” (A Women’s Bible), an interpretation of the Bible from a feminist perspective

The members of the Provincial Leadership Team offered the newly released book, Une Bible des femmes, as a Christmas present to francophone Sisters and Associates. Written by twenty French Protestant and Catholic theologians, including five Quebec women, the book develops a dozen major themes related to women. It highlights the possibility of reading biblical texts from different perspectives. Sister Simone Perras read the book and gives us a brief commentary.

SNJM’s receive memorial plaque from Chemins de vie

On the occasion of their visit to the Marie-Rose Center and the exhibition dedicated to the Congregation’s 175 years of ministry, a delegation from the organization Chemins de vie presented a memorial plaque to Sr. Denise Riel, provincial animator. The event highlighted the contribution of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), involved since the foundation of this organization, 15 years ago. The President of the Chemins de vie Board of Directors, Monique Rhéaume, noted the creation of a "Wall of Recognition” at the organization’s offices in order to pay tribute to founders, communities and other organizations. Learn more about the common values between the SNJM’s and Chemins de vie . . .

News on the integration of the third Syrian refugee family

Following the adoption of a corporate stand on the issue of migrant and refugee people as a response to the Acts of the last General Chapters, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) of Quebec moved from word to action. By joining several sponsorship committees, they have been able to help sponsor three Syrian families, victims of violence in a country in the throes of a deadly conflict. Read a brief overview of the integration of the third Syrian refugee family, based in Montreal. . .

Successful Collaboration to Expand Support for Projects corresponding to the SNJM Mission

For several years, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) of Quebec have forged partnerships with the Béati Foundation. This collaboration facilitates the sharing of resources and skills and contributes more effectively to the support of projects sharing in the mission and values ​​of the Congregation. One project selected this year is Les Arches du Québec which has an explicit connection with the SNJM education priority and which will reach young people, students and the general public.

Account For The Hope That Is In Us

The theme of the second Spiritual Message is “A future full of hope” and attention is given to the foundations of hope.  We are invited to reflect on its various aspects by asking the following questions: What is our hope today? What does it mean to be a witness to hope.  Where do you see places of hope in our lives and in the world?  Read on…