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A Morning Meditation

Posted on: February 25th, 2020

By Kelsea, SSJD Companion I am not sure how I wake up to my alarm. It gives off one little pulse on the sixth hour of the day. It is imperceptible, though it does the job of waking me up for the day; mostly. Morning.  There is a little less darkness outside today.  Through the […]

Holding Onto God’s “Cantus Firmus”

Posted on: February 19th, 2020

by Jasmine, SSJD Companion   Dietrich Bonhoeffer once described life to his friends as a polyphonic composition, with God’s love as the cantus firmus and our life stories as the counter-melody. All together they make up harmonies and the beauty of a musical piece. The concept of cantus firmus or fixed song is a pre-existing […]

Home for the Heart emailer

Posted on: February 13th, 2020

The February 2020 “Home for the Heart” SSJD monthly emailer is also available for online viewing as a webpage – see here » . To sign up to receive these email info updates, please signup here »


Posted on: February 12th, 2020

GOOD NEWS: John Bell’s retreat “The Spirituality of the Psalms,” has been rescheduled for the weekend of March 5-7, 2021. Those who were originally registered for this retreat will have the first choice to register for this one. Others will be put on a waiting list until those have all been contacted.

Welcome to our new website!

Posted on: January 30th, 2020

We want to welcome you to the Sisters’ new website. We hope you enjoy the new look, and find what you’re looking for easily. If you have any comments or suggestions about the site, please email Sr. Constance Joanna at We would also like to acknowledge our web designer, Chris Steingart of QT Web […]

Article: Spiritual gap year gives women space to reflect, deepen faith

Posted on: January 29th, 2020

By Stuart Mann – posted January 27 to One is a music therapist, recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont. The second is a spiritual director from Hong Kong. And the third, from Lethbridge, Alberta, is discerning a call to the religious life. Three women from different backgrounds, but with one thing […]

Sr. Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas re-elected as Reverend Mother

Posted on: January 6th, 2020

The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, Toronto, is delighted to announce the re-election of Sr. Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas as the Reverend Mother. The voting took place on January 4, 2020 and Sr. Elizabeth was elected on the first ballot. Her term of office runs from May 2020 – May 2025. We would appreciate prayers for […]


Posted on: December 17th, 2019

For the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine, a vow of poverty is about ‘more than dollars and cents.’ Read the full article by clicking the photo or download the PDF

Divine Light

Posted on: December 1st, 2019

Daily Advent Reflections written by the Oblates and Sisters of SSJD. Read online here or sign up to recieve the reflections via Email