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Standing Up for the Planet

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On Sunday, November 29, the Sisters of Saint Anne and the Coordinator of the Social Justice Office were among the 25,000 people assembled for the climate march in Ottawa. As you can see in the photo, they proudly carried a tree with 125 names of SSA, associates and friends. The symbol of the tree, inspired by our Foundress, was meant to show that they were calling world leaders to sign an ambitious and binding agreement on the climate.

 


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50 Years in Chile

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In 2015, the Sisters of Saint Anne recently celebrated 50 years of ministry in Chile. Two celebrations were held: one on November 4, 2015 in Antofagasta and the other in Santiago on November 7. Sisters of Saint Anne, associates, family and friends all got together to mark this important chapter in the history of the Church in Latin America.

 

 

The Sisters of Saint Anne and Collège Esther-Blondin Educational and Historical Centre

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After 95 years, the Sisters of Saint Anne Historic Centre, which had been located inside Collège Sainte-Anne de Lachine since 1979, closed its doors to the public on October 31, 2014.

Collège Esther-Blondin, located in St-Jacques de Moncalm, wanting to preserve its past and that of the religious order that founded it, decided to recover certain items, some of which had belonged to the Congregation when it was founded in Vaudreuil, Quebec, as well as some that dated from the first years of Collège Esther-Blondin, then a school of home economics.

This new space will highlight the heritage of both the College and the Sisters of Saint Anne at the same time as it enriches the educational and historical mission of the College, located in Saint-Jacques, Quebec.

The SSA Educational and Historical Centre at Collège Esther-Blondin will host a permanent exhibition with a number of heritage and religious objects and items related to education which relate the history of the Sisters of Saint Anne, who arrived in Saint-Jacques in 1853. Future generations will have access to part of the legacy of the Sisters of Saint Anne, who have been in the region for almost 160 years.

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Year of Mercy

Pope Francis presided over a penitential service at St. Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2015, the anniversary of his election to the chair of Peter. It is on this occasion that he annonced a year of mercy. Among other things, he reminded us that: “No one can be excluded from the mercy of God; everyone knows the way to it, and the Church is the house that welcomes all and refuses no one. … Jesus gazes on us with so much love! With so much love, he heals our sinful hearts! Let us not forget that God forgives all, and that God always forgives.”

The Year of Mercy began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will end in November 2016.

Here are the logo and the motto for the Year of Mercy, presented at a Vatican press conference in May.

The work of Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik, the logo represents the Son having taken upon his shoulders the lost soul. Christ’s eyes are merged with those of man. The Good Shepherd touches the flesh of humanity in a profound way and does so with a love with the power to change one’s life. The motto for the Jubilee Year, Merciful Like the Father, serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.

 

Prayer

Prayer Requests

The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne regularly receives your prayer intentions, which are placed at the foot of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin’s tomb.
Everyone who comes to the tomb prays for your intentions. Please send us your prayer requests by clicking on the link.

 

 

 

 

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Marie Anne Blondin Centre in Quebec

 

Visits to the Tomb of
Blessed Marie Anne Blondin

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Visits to the tomb of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin take place in an atmosphere of quiet reflection for individuals and small groups. For larger groups of visitors, we can organize a visit to the tomb and the chapel as well as a talk on our foundress. Depending on your interests and our availability, we will make every effort to meet your expectations. Appointments can be made by calling SisterChristine Mailloux at 514-637-3783, ext. 297.

 

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50 Years Serving Women Religious Around the World: Jubilee of the UISG, 1965-2015

The founding of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) was approved by the Council fathers on December 8, 1965, the last day of the Second Vatican Council. The UISG’s jubilee celebrations began December 12, 2015, with a Solemn Eucharist in Rome, marking this important day for women religious. It is an opportunity to give thanks for the blessings of these past 50 years and for the courage of the leaders to set out on a new journey of renewal in response to the needs of our time, said Sister Patricia Murray IBVM, UISG Executive Secretary.

 

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2015, The Year Of Consecrated Life

On November 29, 2013, Pope Francis announced that 2015 would be dedicated to consecrated life. The objectives of the year are, among other things:

  • To make this year a year of thanksgiving
  • To embrace the future with hope and live the present with passion
  • To have an evangelical focus and help people to realize the beauty of following Christ in the various types of religious vocations

As Pope Francis said, "we have to wake up the world by witnessing in a prophetic way, and by being present above all on the peripheries of life, in places of material or intellectual poverty. Men and women religious must tell their story and talk about the heritage passed down by the founders and foundresses."

The end of the year will be marked by a Mass celebrated by the Holy Father on November 21, 2015.

Source: VIS, November 29, 2013.

 

 

A NEW SCHOOL FOR LES PUPILLES DE SAINT-ANTOINE THE PRIDE OF ALL THE SISTERS OF THE CONGREGATION

The Sisters delegated by the General Administration and Esther Blondin, Saint Marie and Saint Joseph Provinces were excited to travel to Haiti for the official inauguration, on March 22, 2015, of the new school for Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine.

Here are a few photos taken at the event.

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École les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine
Les Pupilles de Saint-Antoine School

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Archbishop Guire Poulard of Port-au-Prince
 
Supérieure générale de la Congrégation
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Congregational Leader
Provincial Leader
Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours province, Haiti
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Sister Rita Larivée, president of the Religious Canadian Religious ConferenceSr Rita Larivéé

Congratulations to Sister Rita Larivée for her nomination as President of the Religious Canadian Religious Conference "CRC". The election took place at the members' meeting, held from May 29 to June 1 2014.

To read more about the election of the new board members, visit the CRC website by clicking on the link:
www.crc-canada.org

 

 

 

14th anniversary of the beatification of Mother Marie Anne and opening of the Cause

béatificationA new postulator for the Cause of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin was named in Rome in 2014.

 

 

 

 

   

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Prayer Corner

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Prayer to obtain a favour through the intercession of Blessed Marie Anne Blondin

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Guilelines for donations for the reconstruction of Haiti

 

 

Helpful links

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