Celebrating God’s love for all peoples and the fullness of creation . . . . Grateful for the generous life, death and resurrection of Jesus . . . Energized by the gifts of God’s Spirit . . . Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception profess and uniquely express vowed commitment for the sake of the common good and the flourishing of creation.
LIFE GENEROUSLY SHARED IN MISSION
Sister Rita Coumont, SCIC returned to Canada in mid-
YWCA HONOURS SISTERS AMONG WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
SAINT JOHN, N.B. -
SISTER RECOGNIZED FOR HEALTHFUL LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS
Congratulations to Sister Mae Arsenault who received the 2017 Terry MacNeill Wellness Award May 10 in Fredericton during the annual general meeting of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes Inc. This year Sister Mae is celebrating 20 years as mission coordinator at Rocmaura Nursing Home in Saint John. The award honours a nursing home employee who demonstrates leadership in the workplace and serves as an example of the importance of healthful living. Continuing to hike and stay fit, Sister Mae walked the Camino de Santiago on pilgrimage in Spain in 2015. The award is named for the late Terry MacNeill who was an athlete and executive director of the Church of St. John and St. Stephen Home Inc. in Saint John. (Photo courtesy of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes Inc. Left to right ~ Mélanie Martin of the association with five representatives from Rocmaura: Holly Jones; Kim Roberts; Theresa Mercer, Sister Mae and Michael Gauthier.
ROTARY CLUB HONOURS SISTERS OF CHARITY, COMMUNITY LEADERS
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception joined Sister Mary Beth McCurdy, congregational leader (third from right) to accept an award for community commitment and service from the Rotary Club of Saint John during a fundraising gala here May 3, 2017.
Other recipients of the Paul Harris Fellowship were retired Senator Erminie Cohen for community leadership and social entrepreneur Barry Ogden. The guest speaker was entrepreneur and innovator Gerry Pond.
SISTER MINISTERS IN HIGH CANADIAN ARCTIC
High in the western Canadian Arctic, Sister Fay Trombley has been a pastoral leader among Inuvialuit indigenous people since November 2005. A theologian and church historian, she is spending her “retirement” serving in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories at Our Lady of Grace mission. On the shores of the Arctic Ocean, the community affectionately known as “Tuk” witnesses midnight sun in summer and Northern Lights in winter. For an in-depth article with photos about Sister Fay’s ministry among the people of Tuktoyaktuk, please go to the link below. The article first appeared Nov. 10, 2014 in Global Sisters Report online and was later printed in the Feb. 13-26, 2015 edition of the National Catholic Reporter newspaper: http://globalsistersreport.org/ministry/ministry-top-world-14526