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Winter/Spring 2015 Associate Newsletter: Visitation Province, West/North

Feast of the Visitation and the CND Corporate Stance

Greetings one and all,

Pentecost has come and a new season begins, that of “Ordinary Time.” To some that may sound like the valley bottom after being on the peaks of the Easter Season, but it is in the valleys that we live our daily lives, encountering our God in the ordinary and the everyday just as St. Marguerite Bourgeoys did. May our deep trust in that “ordinary” encounter sustain us and lead us to deeper love in action.

This year, as you know we are being challenged to climate action. When we renew our commitments to associate relationship this spring we are also being invited to sign our support for the Congregation of Notre Dame Corporate Stance on the environment.

We have had many special moments since January and it is with joy that we have heard all that has happened and pass the ‘good news’ to each of you.


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A successful campaign

You most likely remember the campaign against certain classified ads in the newspapers, like the erotic massage parlors, the escort services and other similar ads, with or without bad taste illustration (Continue the Struggle against Trafficking, David against Goliath?).

For a while now, these ads have disappeared in the three targeted Montreal newspapers. While being aware that we are not the only agents of this encouraging result, we did our share with the appropriate available means...

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Movie Recommendation: "Letters to Father Jacob"

Movie Recommendation: "Letters to Father Jacob" is a 2009 Finnish movie about a woman who has been in prison for a number of years and is pardoned and released. A recommendation is made that she take a position reading and responding to letters for an elderly priest who is blind and receives by letter many requests for prayer and advice. The rocky relationship eventually leads to redemption and healing for her. I was able to pick up this DVD from the Ottawa Public Library. It may be available on Netflix, etc.


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