Connection is the theme we have chosen for Fontbonne Ministries’ 2018-19 annual report. Today, with our busy and sometimes virtual lives, our need for human connection is stronger than ever. As we form meaningful connections, we are better able to empathize with others.
The Sisters of St. Joseph have always understood this need. From our very first steps onto the shores of the Toronto harbour in 1851 where Sisters tended to the needs of the sick, homeless and hungry – to today where our ministries provide vital connections that serve both heart and mind, we sow the seeds of compassion by assisting others. Fontbonne Ministries is an important ministry for us to continue our mission of “nurturing community with our neighbour.
During a morning mass in September of this year, Pope Francis spoke of the need for compassion: “We must ask ourselves, ‘How many times do we look away?’ By doing so, we close the door to compassion.” With that in mind, thank you for supporting Fontbonne Ministries; it allows us to open the door for the ‘dear neighbour.’ Coming together to build community is integral to Fontbonne Ministries and to building positive connections in the world at large.
– Sister Georgette Gregory