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Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

November 25, 2015 - 4:47pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650.    Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

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Village Mosaic: A Creative Community

November 25, 2015 - 4:45pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: For three years, Andrea Linton has been the Program and Administration Coordinator at Village Mosaic, a gathering place for seniors on Lake Shore West. “It’s a varied and wonderful role,” says Andrea, “in a joyful and creative environment.”    She remembers the first Halloween party she helped plan at Village Mosaic. “I looked outside and seniors were getting off the streetcar in their costumes.” There were cat outfits, matador suits and more.

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Fontbonne Ministries: The Gift of Volunteering

November 25, 2015 - 4:45pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: On April 26, 2015, over 80 people gathered at St. Paul’s Basilica Parish Hall to attend Fontbonne Ministries’ Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers, staff and Sisters of St.

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Springs of Hope, Fall 2015

November 25, 2015 - 4:45pm
In this issue of Fontbonne Ministries' Springs of Hope newsletter, we reflect on the impact of volunteering as well as the ways in which each of the ministries invites participants, staff and volunteers into relationship and community. 

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Fontbonne Ministries offers diverse programs that are welcoming and inclusive. The charity was founded in 2000 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, a community of women who, through their compassionate presence, respond to various needs. Fontbonne Ministries continues, with the Sisters, their mission of reflecting the love of God and neighbour.

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