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Music Conference

Music Conference

Marg Spooner, Director of Music, HeathfieldSudbury was the location of the 2006 Ontario Liturgical Commission Summer School in early August. The conference was unique in that it was a bilingual event, involving 110 musicians from Ontario and one from Newfoundland. The...

Northern Connection

Northern Connection

Sr. Una Byrne at the Baptism of a Neskantaga First Nation child. The child is in a tikinagan, a traditional cradle board that the mother carries on her back.The smell of smoke these mornings reminds us of the ever-present danger of forest fires in the north. Although...

Inter-Faith Gathering

Inter-Faith Gathering

A sizeable crowd showed up to Memorial Hall on May 24th to take part in an Inter-Faith Gathering to discuss Religious Faiths and the Poor: Call and Response.Those who have faith and do righteous deeds, – they are the best of creatures. Qur’an, 98:7 A sizeable crowd...

Welcome Tara

Welcome Tara

Tara Kainer joins the staff at Providence Motherhouse as the executive assistant to the Co-Director of the Justice and Peace OfficeWho knows how we become the people we are? I can’t say for sure what happened to turn my attention to social justice, or why I’m...

Being Present To Others

When members of the Sisters of Providence leadership team visited Sr. Una Byrne in her ministry, they found that spiritual life in Northern Ontario is anything but frosty. The weather, however, was certainly chilly when Sisters Jeannette Filthaut and Sandra Shannon...

Let’s Save Our “Eco”-onomy

BY SISTER PAULINE LALLY The following article by Sister Pauline Lally appeared in the Kingston Whig-Standard on October 19, 2002. Some provincial governments, under encouragement from Alberta and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, are putting forth reasons why Canada...

Pilgrimage from James Bay

Pilgrimage from James Bay

The Moosonee group, including Sister Una Byrne, at the Native parish in Toronto by the teepee.BY SISTER UNA BYRNE World Youth Day, who can describe such a experience? It is best described by the Holy Father’s dream, as expressed in his Evening Vigil, that it would be...

New Book Focuses On Justice

The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul hosted a launch for the latest book by a well-known Kingston author and social justice advocate. The congregation’s Office of Justice and Peace sponsored the launch of Faith and Freedom: The Life and Times of Bill Ryan...

What Is Poverty?

BY SISTER PAULING LALLY It’s interesting, you know, that as a Roman Catholic Sister I take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Why would anyone want to take a vow of poverty? Poverty is an evil to be eradicated, or at least struggled against. I don’t particularly...

Nourishing The Spirit

BY PEGGY FLANAGAN Walking down Kingston’s Brock Street, the wind penetrating her thin jacket and dead leaves swirling around her ankles, a young woman looks up to see the simple sign: Martha’s Table. Jessie has been here before. She remembers how difficult it was to...