Supporting SSJD Ministries
There are many ways that you can help support the life, ministry and work of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.
Food for the Soul
St. John’s Convent Guest House: A Home for the Heart
All are welcome in this sacred space, offering gentle hospitality, comfortable accommodation, retreats and spiritual direction in an atmosphere of transformative stillness.
Many of us feel a need and a hunger to find someone to help us on our Christian journey; to help us articulate, search out and trust to our questions...
The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare, to call. We tend to think of it as a special call to a special ministry, but in fact, vocation is something each of us is called to by God....
Associates are men and women who wish to live out their baptismal covenant by following a Rule of Life in association with the Sisters of St. John the Divine, and by sharing in our ministry....
Oblates are Christian women who discern a vocation to make a self-offering to God alongside and in partnership with the Sisterhood of St John the Divine...
Living on the Edge
An Alongsider is a woman who lives “at the edge” of the community of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, moving back and forth between the monastery and the world outside. She lives outside the cloister in the convent’s guest house but participates in many of the community activities....
Prayer, intentional community, hospitality, and mission are at the heart of our life in the Diocese of British Columbia....
A pioneer in health care since 1885, the Sisterhood founded St. John’s Rehab Hospital in 1936 as Ontario’s first hospital focusing on rehabilitation care... .
An icon of Christian faith, prayer, and service
Welcome to this house of prayer, dedicated to the Glory of God and in the name of St. John, the “divine” or the “theologian.” This chapel is given to the glory of God and in thanksgiving for the ministry of the Sisters of St. John the Divine By the Rev. Margaret E. and Dr. James D. Fleck.
Making and embroidering various altar linens is one of our oldest ministries. This page describes the various linens we make as well as ordering/contact information.
Each person approaches the labyrinth differently. One person may be curious or questioning. Another may come with emotions in turmoil, while a third is tired or depressed. Approach this experience with an open heart and mind. Be receptive to all that is offered...