The RHSJ Spiritual Family of Quebec gathers in Montreal.
On November 18, 2016, from all over Quebec, Associates came together to experience a renewal day with the theme: «Mercy». The speaker, Mrs. Christianne Cloutier, already known to many, was able to bring the Word of God to life and adapt it to people today. Huguette Pagé and Gaston Provencher, the new Regional Coordinators, can be proud of their initiative. Twenty-five Associates and around forty RHSJ enjoyed this day filled with sharing and communion.
Sister Louisette Lelièvre
A festive RHSJ family
Each year, RHSJ, Associates and Consecrated lay persons, we have at heart to celebrate the anniversary day of Jerome Le Royer’s entry in heaven.
This year was no exception to the tradition. A day of thanksgiving in every place in the world where RHSJs are present. We also had the joy to welcome the first commitment of many Associate Persons, as well as participate to the consecration of Gisèle Besson, who became the second consecrated lay person, with Marie-Thérèse Rivière, in link with the RHSJs.
The World Social Forum 2016 - A first in North America
The World Social Forum 2016 has been in existence since 2001 in the countries of the South, but for the first time, Montreal welcomed the largest international gathering for a more united and equitable world, from August 9 to 14, 2016.
120 countries participated to the event. 1 300 workshops and 22 major conferences were offered from 13 chosen themes from social and united economic alternatives in the face of the capitalist crises to the culture of peace and the fight against racism, the disparities and all the questions concerned with international solidarity.
Antenne de Paix (of which I am a member) participates in the promotion of peace initiatives, where we are.
It is a source of hope to see all that is done in the world in the service of peace and the fight against all forms of exploitation of our humanity.
If you want to know more, there are many articles on this event on the Internet.
Sister Louisette Lelièvre (close…)
Entrance of Daphly Maurice to the postulate
On the feast of our Founder Marie de la Ferre, we joyfully praised the Lord for the entrance of Daphly as a postulant. Daphly is Haitian and she will join Elizabeth, a Dominican in formation in Lima, Peru. Let us pray that the Lord accompany her on her path.
World Youth Days - Krakow 2016
From all over the world, thousands of young people will go the the WYD (World Youth Days) in Krakow from July 26 to 30, 2016. Let us united with them through prayer.
We share with you the official prayer of the WYD:
«God, merciful Father,
in your Son, Jesus-Christ, you have revealed your loveand poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
we entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman.
We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation: guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today
and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day. (more…)
grant that we may bear witness to your mercy.
teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt,
hope to those who are discouraged,
love to those who fee indifferent,
forgiveness to those who have done wrong
and joy to those who are unhappy.
allow the spark of merciful love
that you have enkindled within us
to become a fire that can transform hearts
and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us,
Saint John Paul II, pray for us».
General Assembly of the CRC
(Canadian Religious Conference)
From May 26 to 29, 300 religious gathered around the theme of the mission of the Congregation leaders, as appearing on the logo.
During the opening night, a native person of the Mohawk nation made us experience a purification ritual to free our spirit of all the negative and bring each participant to peace.
The theme was developed by Father Simon Pierre Arnold, osb. Having placed the religious life in the hollows of the tensions of the Kingdom, he invited us to walk toward a recreated religious life and a Mission Ad Gentes.
Strong moment of sharing and hope in the hollow of the challenges of our time.
The future of the Mother House
Montreal, May 16, 2016 – The Mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre, in the presence of Sister Marie-Thérèse Laliberté, announced the intention of the city to acquire the vast property belonging to the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph.
This will allow the preservation of the building and natural heritage of this exceptional site and the enhancement of it, in coherence with its rich historical past, for the benefit of Montrealers. (more…)
In order to realize this project, the City will support the great principles which have guided the RHSJ throughout their history and the vision they have for the future of their property. Those principles are:
- The preservation of the spirit of the sites;
- Respect for the values of the Community and its spiritual mission;
- Protection and perpetuation of the building and natural heritage;
- Consistency with the site’s history;
- Openness to the collectivity and a response to its needs.