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Food For the Soul 2013-2014

COMPANIONS ON
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Women are invited to explore a new monastic initiative of the Sisters of St. John the Divine: prayer, community, learning, service, and creative enjoyment.

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RETREATS / WORKSHOPS Upcoming

  • Food for the Soul retreats and quiet day:
    • Navigate the online version of the booklet here » (view and/or download) OR
    • Browse individual webpages for each retreat: start from the list of all retreats here »
  • Quiet Garden Day June 24, 2017 - see here »
  • Women at a Crossroads For Women Seeking Direction in Their Lives - June 30–July 23, 2017 - see here »
  • Quiet Garden Days - July 22, August 12, 2017 - see here »
  • Compassionate Chair Yoga - with Barb Rosen, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher - Tuesdays during the Fall of 2017 - see here »
  • A Day with the King (Elvis) for the Kingdom of God led by Sr. Doreen and the Rev. Matthew Martin, a talented Elvis impersonator - Saturday, September 30, 2017 - see here »
  • Full retreat list - see here »

COMPANIONS

  • COMPANIONS emailer "I want to let you know about a great opportunity for young women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for the gospel, who want to serve others, who seek ways to deepen their lives as followers of Jesus, and who would like an experience of intentional community..." - see here »
  • INTERVIEW - " I notice God in the mundane" - Interview with Sarah Moesker, in SSJD's Companions on an Ancient Path program, reported in the Dioese of Toronto Anglican December 2016 (page 6) - see here » / or here » / More about Companions here »
  • Anglican Communion News Service » - Canadian women begin monastic journey as Companions on the Way - September 27, 2016. Photo (right): Matt Gardner, Anglican Church of Canada

  • Companions
  • Anglican Communion News Service » -"New monastic project calls young women to grow in Christ."
  • More about Companions here » / Slideshow about the Companions - see here »
    Companions
  • Toronto's The Anglican news examines SSJD's Companions program from the point of view of Katja Nack, a 23-year-old university student from Germany, who arrived at St. John’s Convent in March for a three-month internship as an Alongsider. see here » Photo by Michael Hudson. also Vancouver Anglican here » / National Anglican Journal (2015) here » / Anglican Journal on intentional community at St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage in East Vancouver here » / and Episcopal News Service here » / More about Companions here » / Alongsiders here » /

OBLATES, ALONGSIDERS, CROSSROADS

Phyllis Beauchamp Oblate
  • "inherited and New Monasticism "Originally presented for the Consultation on Monasticism and New Monasticism, St. John’s Convent, March 2014 - see here »
  • Email NewsletterMore about Oblates - see here » / Alongsiders here » / Associates here »
  • Our Book - The Story of an Anglican Sisterhood - see here »
  • Book Review for "A Journey Just Begun" here » / more about the book here »
  • Sneak Peek - Read an excerpt from a passage about Mother Hannah - here »

 

 
Quiet Garden Days Compassionate Chair Yoga A Day with the King (Elvis) Food for the Soul 2017-2018 A Narrative Budget 2017 Companions Deepen your Prayer Life: Retreat The Eagle
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UPDATES & NEWS

  • Sr WilmaSR WILMA celebrated her 60th Anniversary of her Life Profession in SSJD Apr 29-30, 2017 - Sr. Wilma's bio on Sisters blog here »
  • HOMILIES:
    • Homily for Annunciation (March 25, 2017) by The Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith, Oblate - here »
    • links to all homilies listed by date here »
  • The Eagle NewsletterTHE EAGLE: EPIPHANYTIDE 2017 - view/download here »

Thank you
  • Thank you ... how grateful we are and how much we rely on your support: your friendship, your prayers and your financial support - see here »
  • HOMILY: See a clickable list of homilies by topic, date and homilist here »
  • LATEST GUEST HOUSE eMAILER (December) view online »
  • BIOGRAPHIES of the Sisters are posted to a blog - see here »
  • Kensington HospiceOriginal SSJD Chapel now the Kensington Hospice - "The Kensington Hospice in Toronto is located on the site of the historic Chapel of St. John the Divine, built in 1888. Over the years the chapel has been repurposed several times as the adjacent hospital evolved. In 2011, after years of disuse, Kensington Health and the local community gave the magnificent chapel a new purpose. The Kensington Hospice was created, taking full advantage of stunning architectural elements..." See the Kensington Hospice video on the SSJD YouTube channel » / See SSJD History page here »
  • Archbishop of Canturbury Justin Welby calls for "a wild burst" of Spirit-fuelled imagination about the Religious Life in this address 31 March 2014 to Anglican Religious Communities meeting at Lambeth Palace.... text and video here » The Archbishop of Canterbury visited SSJD in April 2015
Archbishop of Canterbury visits SSJD

TRIENNIAL Oblates Gathering: Article

    Oblates
  • "For Sandi Austin, the attraction of becoming an oblate was more than the idea of living life by a rule. It was also the idea of relearning how to commune with God. “I thought I knew what prayer was all about until I came here,” says Austin.. . see Anglican Journal article here »   More about Oblates here »

SSJD in the media

  • Inside Toronto/North York Mirror: Queen's Jubilee Medal The third honour of its kind to be given to SSJD in 127 years was awarded for pioneering contributions to health care in Ontario and Canada. See article here » [external site opens in new window]
  • Toronto Star: Spending New Year’s Eve with the nuns Fed up with noisy New Year's Eve parties? If you're seeking a more serene start ... St. John’s Convent offers an overnight New Year’s Eve retreat... (Dec 2010) See article here »[external site opens in new window]