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Visitaiton Province Chapter is Here

Twelve Associates from across Visitation Province will participate with the Sisters in the Province Chapter which begins on Monday, July 10 and ends on Sunday, July 16. During the week, the Associates and Sisters will get to know each other, participate in Group Prayer, share meaningful conversations that matter, make presentations and have some fun.

We ask you to remember the Sisters and Associates in your prayers during this time. During the Chapter, the Sisters will be selecting the Sisters who will lead this Province for the next 4 years. We Associates will work on other topics while the Sisters participate in the election process. 

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Associates News - West Canada

AREA GATHERINGS

WESTERN CANADA

Due to distances and our increased concerns about long distance driving this year we chose to locate the educational component of our area gathering in both Cache Creek and Cranbrook. We invited Alana Forrester, one of our Congrégation de Notre-Dame Associates from Ontario, to facilitate an introduction to the process of discernment in both places. Our associates used the discernment process to reflect on the General Chapter Orientation and look at the practical implications of “How then shall we live? 

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ASSOCIATE SHARON TERRY'S TED TALK

Sharon Terry, a graduate of Waterbury Catholic High School and a CND associate, recently gave a TED talk. In it, she articulates the charism of Marguerite in the story of her quest, because of a genetic disease that her children have, to make a difference in medical research and the health of people and their families. Sharon says: "If we are open to breathing into our fear and being vulnerable with those systems and people who challenge us, our power as change makers grows exponentially.” She describes her spiritual work as feeding her outer work and vice~versa. Listen to her TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/sharon_terry_science_didn_t_understand_my_kids_rare_disease_until_i_decided_to_study_it

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