February 2016

From 2016-02-28 to 2016-03-06

Lent 3sc Week

The Third Week of Lent

With this week, we conclude the first part of Lent.  We continue our lessons in the faith, as our practices of Lent become deeper and more full of grace.

We enter into this week reflecting upon the Scrutiny that makes up our intense prayer for those Elect, preparing for Baptism.  And, as we beg, as Church, that they be freed from sin and from all anxiety, we ask those same desires for ourselves.

The simple and powerful words of the Opening Prayer guides our daily prayer.  We continue to wake each morning, pausing to ask for the graces we desire for the day.  Throughout each day, the background of our thoughts and feelings is more and more taken up with what this journey means for our personal change of heart, the renewal of our Baptismal commitment to be placed with Jesus, and our growing desire to act in solidarity with the poor.  We go to bed each evening, after pausing to give thanks for the gifts of the day. 

From 2016-02-25 to 2016-03-31

Tsaramasay Alphabetization Centre

Computer courses started in January. Students from each class will be divided into small group and each student will work on a laptop. Due to the number of youngsters, and the number of laptop that we have, each pupil will practice only monthly.

God willing, the next projects will be the repair of the yard, the replacement of roofs, the raising of the wall because it is easily accessible from behind.

Nadya, m.i.c.

From 2016-02-15 to 2016-02-29

The Joys of the Apostolate

A Painting of our Venerable Foundress at Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré

The administration of the Basilica of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré had reserved a choice location for the display of this magnificent painting :  in the crypt, more precisely at the entrance of the chapel of the Immaculate Conception.

The artist painter, Mr. Pierre Lussier, who attended the event, shared his experience of Délia Tétreault, his discovery of this extraordinary woman who inspired him in the realization of this painting, which represents our Mother Délia in an attitude of contemplation of her dream, fulfilled in various continents by her daughters.

Our Sisters Marie-Paule Sanfaçon and Évangéline Plamondon facilitated this meeting during which different persons addressed the group, among them our Sisters Perpétue Razafindrahaingo and Celia Chua.  The ceremony ended with a toast.   The travelers made their return trip to Montreal in thanksgiving at the sight of so much beauty.  What a day !  And what a joy for the eyes and the heart !