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Farewell to Madelyn

Having returned to Canada after spending 62 years in Japan, Sister Madelyn Brennan quietly joined Notre Dame Community at Providence Motherhouse, Kingston. There she adapted to her new environment as she quickly found a place in the hearts of sisters and staff. In due time, Madelyn suffered a stroke, which took her to Kingston General Hospital where she gently breathed her last while Sister Pat Arsenault kept vigil with her. Covid restrictions continued to make itself known as arrangements were made for Madelyn’s wake and funeral. 

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October Birthdays Celebration

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Congregation de Notre-Dame community at Providence Mother House gathered to celebrate the recent birthdays of Sister Elaine O’Grady and Sister Rosemarie Kennedy. This was a milestone birthday for Rosemarie, as she celebrated 90 years young!

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A Happy Thanksgiving!

For the second year in a row, we welcomed international students to a Canadian Thanksgiving supper. This year we represented South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia and Vietnam. Of course, our “homes” also included Tignish, Rustico and Kingston. Table conversation was energetic and diverse. We spoke of the impact of colonization in each of our countries as well as inappropriate comments international students received in their part-time work places. Happy Thanksgiving!

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