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Sr. Libby Osgood’s First Profession of Vows in the Congrégation de Notre-Dame 

Sr. Libby Osgood’s First Profession of Vows in the Congrégation de Notre-Dame will take place Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2:00 pm, at the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre

The University of Prince Edward Island chapel is a fitting setting for this ceremony, as it literally grounds Libby's commitment to religious life and CND within the place where she will be living her commitment to liberating education. Local sisters, family and friends will gather in this intimate setting (60 person capacity) to witness this important event and to prayerfully support Libby's deepening commitment.

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News from Visitation Province (Canada)

Housing Action Forum, Kingston, ON: The May 15, 2019 Housing Action Forum was a huge success. Arising out of it are several concrete actions that we have already begun to work to implement. The Social Planning Council of Kingston and District was so pleased that CND – Visitation Province made it possible for us to host the Forum, and I am so pleased to have done so as part of the 400th Anniversary Celebration of Marguerite's birth.

United in prayer and in the charism of Marguerite Bourgeoys,

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Resilient Aging: Spirituality and Story in Later Life

Recently we were treated to a presentation by a local professor who specializes in narrative gerontology. Dr. Bill Randall explained how each phase of life has developmental tasks for us: we learn to walk, to speak, to read, to make decisions, to be responsible, etc. In our later years, narrative tasks are important and helpful, even essential to our wellness. He uses the term narra-care in inviting us to review our lives, to remember, rejoice, reconcile, and to recycle the wisdom stories that are uniquely our own. Reflecting on our own story is an implicitly spiritual process since it can deepen our sense of purpose and meaning, widen our sense of self and of God, stir up our gratitude and enhance our inner resilience in everyday living. We learned a lot in an hour!

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