Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sisters bring spirit of Life to B.C.

Nuns to educate on solutions for vulnerable pregnant women

A cold hard reality of abortion is that many women feel alone and are unable to find support while they are pregnant. 

Enter the Sisters of Life, an international religious community focused on protecting life through engagement. The sisters get involved in their communities by inviting troubled pregnant women into their convents. There the sisters help those women with spiritual and practical work. The sisters also counsel women who have had an abortion and want to heal.

Sister Catherine and Rose of the Sisters of Life will be in Vancouver from Feb. 9 - 14. Among their highlights is a talk and Holy Hour at St. Francis Xavier for teens and young adults, and training on how to respond to someone vulnerable to abortion at St. Joseph's. 

The consecrated/active community was started in 1991 by John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York. Archbishop O' Connor was inspired to this movement after a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp. The then bishop-elect was horrified after placing his hands inside the red brick crematorium and feeling the ashes of those who were murdered. 

Sister of Life
Visit:  February 9 – 14, 2012
Sister Catherine and Sister Rose

Itinerary

Thursday, February 9, 2012

fly into Victoria airport

Friday, February 10, 2012

retreat in Victoria

Saturday, February 11, 2012

workshop in Victoria

Sunday, February 12, 2012
9.00am
ferry to Vancouver


Mass (Holy Rosary 12:30)


Lunch

2:00 – 4:00
St. Francis Xavier retreat with young people including a talk, holy hour with mediations and hymns and a short social afterwards
Theme:  Engaging in the faith – how Christ in the Eucharist points us to the sacredness of the person. 
3:00 Divine Mercy





6:00 pm
dinner with families of Sisters of Life 

8:00 pm
Return to Teresian convent for the overnight

Monday February 13, 2012
7:00 am
Mass at St. Patrick’s




8:45 – 10:00
St. Patrick’s secondary
Talk on vocation and pro-life

11:05 grade 12
12:10 lunch
1:05 grade 11
St. Thomas Aquinas secondary







6:30 pm - 9:00
St. Joseph’s Parish.  Co-worker training – for anyone who is interested – how to respond to someone who is vulnerable to abortion, how to prepare hearts to listen to their story, what is helpful to say.  
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1 comment:

  1. Gloria Burns Enoch, ofsFebruary 6, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Will they have a convent here in B.C. to assist pregnant women?? Or are they setting up a convent here? Sounds like a great plan if so.

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