January 2018

From 2018-01-16 to 2018-01-31

Unity Week

Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family.  Thank You for calling each of us to serve Your Kingdom through this wonderful church. Thank You for using our individual gifts and talents to manifest Your Kingdom here on earth as it already is in heaven.  Lord, we are thankful for the freedom to worship You, our God.  Thank You for Your bountiful blessings.  Thank You for increasing Your presence, power, anointing, and abundance in our Church Family. You are great and greatly to be praised. You are to be feared above all gods. The earth is Yours and everything in it; the world and all its people belong to You. You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.  Lord, no pagan god is like You!  None can do what You do.

Loving Father, we declare that we will love You with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength.  As a Church Family, we confess that we will love one another, as ourselves.  As Your children, we proclaim that we have all put on Christ, like putting on new clothes and we will walk in unity and love with one another. It is because of this love that we exhibit for each other that people will know that we are Your disciples.  Your Word tells us that if we love You, we must also love our Christian brothers and sisters, too.  Therefore, we declare that we will not look out only for our own interests, but we take an interest in each other’s needs.  We declare that we will live in harmony with each other and resist division.  We will be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. We declare that as a Church Family we will turn away from evil, and do good; we will search for peace and work to maintain it.  We confess that we will encourage and build each other up.  Above all things, we decree that we will put on love which is the bond of perfection.

From 2018-01-06 to 2018-01-27

Did you know

Maison du noviciat 1930

Vue aérienne 1934

…the Novitiate hall, the one known by all M.I.C. novices until 1970, was inaugurated on February 19, 1933 ?

…the main altar of the new chapel of 1933 came from the Carmelite monastery of Montreal ? 

It was donated to our Institute by the Redemptorist Fathers and moved

to the new Motherhouse of 2900, Ste-Catherine Road in 1937.

 … the « M » monograms and the sentences in the whitened glass panes

are treasures of the M.I.C. patrimony the initiative

of which must be credited to our Foundress ? 

They existed at the time of the postulants' entrance on August 8th, 1930. 

One of those postulants, Sr. Madeleine Payette, described their execution procedure

in her “Memories of Pont-Viau” in 1998.