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1st Sunday of Lent Feb. 2121

I am Sr. Joan Mahoney, CND. Last summer, I retired as Coordinator of the Associate Relationship in Blessed Sacrament Province. I continue to do some consulting for the Associate Leadership. I am professed for 57 years and live with three other CND's in Norwalk, CT.

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Ash Wednesday: Reflection on the Deepening of Prayer Life

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Indigenous Land Acknowledgements: All of the Canadian territory we live on was occupied before European settlement by indigenous communities and it’s good to know about our own local indigenous history. In Ottawa-Gatineau many faith-based communities such as mine, St. Basil’s parish, and provincial and federal government events begin by acknowledging our presence on the unceded traditional land of the Anishinaabe (Algonquin) nation. In Montreal, McGill has information on the indigenous land it sits on and has links to the importance of land acknowledgements at

If you Google land acknowledgement and the name of your location you’ll find your indigenous community history. For example, Halifax and Mi’kmaw. The acknowledgement can be included at the beginning of any prayer or other gathering.

Kathy Kelly, Ottawa associate

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