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Faith connections, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, welcomes young adults 18 to 39 to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community-building.
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Feminism Needs a Makeover

June 5, 2018 - 1:24pm
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How Mother Mary Shows Us the True Meaning of Femininity

The Catholic Church views Mother Mary as a great example of many things, including a loving and holy mother and a faithful follower of Jesus. Katie Zeppieri, a speaker at the Theology on Tap West in May, presented Mother Mary as a model of a Christian woman we can aspire to be. As a motivational speaker and a social entrepreneur, Katie works with girls and young women who struggle to love themselves and be confident of who they are. In a world full of distorted and unrealistic images of femininity, Katie has been working to empower these young women and help them recognize their beauty, worth, and potential.

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Sr. Mechtilde's passion for teaching served her well

May 30, 2018 - 4:35pm
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Jean Ko Din of The Catholic Register writes,

"When Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara walks into a room of young people, her eyes are like magnets for the quietest person in the crowd. She beelines in their direction and ushers them into the centre of the room..."

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Spring cleaning reminds young adults of Laudato Si’

April 30, 2018 - 10:09am
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Maria Gamboa writes in The Catholic Register: "As the first signs of spring began to appear in Toronto, a sprightly team of young Catholics decided to celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash at Christie Pits Park.

"On April 21, the day before Earth Day, six young adults met at the local park at 10 a.m. to participate in a cleanup organized by Faith Connections. Program director Kataryna Ryba said the goal for the event was to pass on the message to other young adults about the importance of taking care of God’s creation..."

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Speaking Out: My Lent with a spiritual director

April 4, 2018 - 1:21pm
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Jacklyn Gilmor writes in The Catholic Register,

"Maybe it’s just me, but it’s so easy to get lost in the little sacrifices and traditions of Lent, forgetting what the real point is behind them.

"One year I’ll give up junk food and my friends won’t hear the end of it, especially when there’s a plate of cookies out or they go out for ice cream. After an agonizing 40 days, I get excited to have sugar again and to celebrate with everyone else. But I think many of us — myself included — have been missing the point.

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Thank you, Sister Mechtilde!

March 12, 2018 - 10:35am
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Since 2010, Sister Mechtilde O’Mara has been the Ministry Director of Faith Connections and is now stepping down from this role. The Board and staff of Fontbonne Ministries are grateful for the wisdom, wide experience and generosity in service that she brought to that role, and we wish her many blessings as she is called to use her gifts in other ways in the Congregation.

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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