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The Month of May at Mary of Peace Community

Carmie Rizzo and Lina Farinaro have been boosting the spirits of the sisters at Mary of Peace Community by preparing displays for the month of May (with emphasis on Mary), and spring scenery on the bulletin boards in the common spaces and in sisters' rooms. Lina was assisted by Srs. Clare O'Neill and Gladys Hayward.

Donna Kelly, CND

Pentecost Novena - by Dan Schutte

Treat yourself to this creative musical preparation for the Feast of Pentecost during these challenging times of Spirit’s transformation of our world. Let us pray this novena in solidarity with all the communities we connect with and beyond...


Nina Glinski, CND

Recommended website and video

Diarmuid O'Murchu has an interesting website at It includes a number of free video presentations by him. The 20 minute one I recommend is Integral Spirituality for the 21st Century. In it he differentiates between The Devotion of Consolation and A Spirituality of Liberation.

Kathy Kelly, Ottawa associate

Social Media and the Global Pandemic

I am noticing an increase in my screen time for work, relaxation and for prayer. In the absence of gathering as a faith community for Eucharist, online celebrations are my “norm”.

Without Eucharist, the Word of God is a strong source of nourishment for me. I “shop” around for a good homily and sometimes, turn off the mass after the homily to sit with The Word a bit longer. I have found a lectio with the Carmelites in Baltimore ( ) on Saturday afternoon helpful. Reading, guest reflection, small groups, intercessions, closing – 90 minutes passes quickly!

Susan Kidd, CND

Joining with others 'For the Love of Creation'

On Earth Day, a new Canadian ecumenical initiative for climate action was unveiled: For the Love of Creation. Organizing members include the CRC, Development & Peace, KAIROS Canada and others. You can see more here:

Visitation Province has signed on as a member, as has the Congregation, and we are looking forward to hearing more about opportunities for collaborative action, shared resources, and more.

JPIC Core Committee

Living as a Blue Community

Activity for this week: Remember and give thanks for who is with you/us in our commitment to being a Blue Community.

 We recognize with gratitude that we are not alone in our actions to protect water as Sacred and as a Human Right. Who are you sharing and collaborating with?

JPIC Core Committee


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