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Photo of Sr. Bonnie welcoming all to the celebration.Flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta — June 20, 2013
As a result of what has become known as a 'perfect storm', June saw record amounts of flooding in a wide area of Southern Alberta. Over 120,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Calgary and surrounding communities (including the Sitsika reserve). Three rivers, the Bow, the Elbow and the Sheep flooded simutaneously. First to be seriously affected were ...    Read more ...

Photo of Sr. Madeleine and a few of the campers.Team Leadership Camp — Portsmouth RI, USA — August 11-17, 2013
Each year since 2007, the Province of the Americas has run a one week, residential camp on the grounds of St. Philomena School for rising 7th and 8th grade girls. “Teen Leadership Camp” is an action –packed, fun-filled opportunity for girls to learn leadership skills and grow closer to God. The camp receives tremendous support from the staff and parents at St. Phil’s. Sr. Madeleine Gregg, fcJ serves as the camp director, with the help of Jen Abbate, CiM and grade 3 teacher at St. Phil’s...    Read more ...

Photo of FCJ Sisters attending the Conference.Flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta — June 20, 2013
As a result of what has become known as a 'perfect storm', June saw record amounts of flooding in a wide area of Southern Alberta. Over 120,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Calgary and surrounding communities (including the Sitsika reserve). Three rivers, the Bow, the Elbow and the Sheep flooded simutaneously. First to be seriously affected were ...    Read more ...

Photo of FCJ Sisters attending the Conference.An award to Lois Anne Bordowitz fcJ — March 26, 2013
The FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto, Canada, an FCJ project continues its excellent work in serving refugees and others at risk due to their immigration status... Of special interest this year is the inauguration of the FCJ Youth Network ... On March 26, 2013, Lois Anne received an award from Seneca College in Toronto recognizing her 'long-standing service to immigrants and refugees'.    Read more ...

Photo of FCJ Sisters attending the Conference.CAM "Maria Magdalena", Clodomira, honours Stephanie Earl fcJ - February 2013
Trish Binchy fcJ spent several weeks in Argentina in February/March 2013.  En route to Salta she had the opportunity to visit CAM (Centro de Atención Multiple “Maria Magdalena”) in Clodomira and to see Stephanie Earl´s grave. A plaque thanking Stephanie in particular will be placed in CAM marking its 20th anniversary. The photo has been prepared to be placed at her grave ...     Read more ...

Photo of Alicia with team members.Alicia fcJ in Cordóba and the Bolivian Catholic University, January 2013
On January 2, 2013, Alicia left for the Camino Ignaciano where she helped in giving a workshop and the Spiritual Exercises to a group of about 40 young adults in Córdoba. The event is organized by the youth and vocation ministry of the Jesuit Province. Alicia was part of the team (photo) made up by 4 Jesuits, a laywoman and three other sisters ...    Read more ...

Photo of FCJ Sisters attending the Conference.Canadian Vocation/Formation Directors' Conference (NAVFD) — March 2012
FCJ Sisters — Ita Connery, Pat Desnoyers, Anouska Robinson-Biggin and Terry Smith — were the Province delegates to the Canadian National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors Conference, held this year in Calgary from March 11-14, 2012. The theme of the Conference was Called to Discipleship, Witnesses of Hope. The Keynote Speaker was Br. Sean Sammon...    Read more ...

Photo of Katherine and Susan with FCJs in Argentina.General  Visitation — February 1st to April 8th 2012
Sister Katherine Mary fcJ and Sister Susan fcJ visited the Province of the Americas from February 1st to April 8th, 2012. The theme of their visit was:  Beyond the open door our attention is drawn to great gatherings of people. (GC 2008) They arrived in Salta, Argentina on the January 31st and stayed until February 8th. There was time for group meetings...    Read more ...

Photo of Lois Anne fcJ with Loly and Francisco Rico.FCJ Refugee Centre celebrates 20th Anniversary — 2011
Congratulations to the FCJ Refugee Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) which celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2011. The year was marked by three major events: a street party, a forum on the Balanced Refugee Reform Act in Canada that will be implemented in June 2012, and a Gala Dinner attended by 7 FCJs and about 200 guests. We give thanks to God    Read more ...

Photo of the sculpture honouring contribution of religious women.Contribution of Sisters to Alberta honoured — September 28th, 2011
FCJs from Calgary and Edmonton , were part of a large group of Sisters and friends who gathered at the Legislature in Edmonton for an event when representatives of Government, Health Care and Education honoured the Religious of seventy-four different congregations who played a vital role in the history of the Province of Alberta, Canada. A bronze sculpture of a Sister was unveiled...  Read more ...

Photo of Donna, fcJ.Donna Marie Perry fcJ receives Humanitarian Award — July 9th, 2011
Donna Marie Perry fcJ was awarded the Hedges Capers Humanitarian award for her work in Transactional Analysis. The presentation took place in Bilboa, Spain, at the World Conference of the International Transactional Analysis Association. The plaque she received reads: International Transactional Analysis Association Recognizes Donna Maria Perry 2011 Hedges Capers Award    Read more ...

Photo of Margaret Benoit, fcJ.Sr. Margaret Mary Benoit receives Service Award — June 24th, 2011
Sr. Margaret Mary received a Distinguished Service Award from Catholic Social Services (Archdiocese of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; at their 49th Annual General Meeting.  Quote: “We extend our humble thanks for your outstanding dedication and selfless service for several years, as a Volunteer for Catholic Social Services Mill Creek home...    Read more ...

Photo of the devastation in Tuscaloosa.Hurricane in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA — April 27th, 2011
Powerful tornadoes ripped through Alabama killing more than 200 people in their path. In Tuscaloosa, the neighborhood where the FCJ Sisters lived was not spared. The Sisters' home, while badly damaged, was the only home in their immediate vicinity left standing. A nearby mall and condominium were destroyed completely. Fortunately the FCJs were all away at the time...    Read more ...

Photo of Marguerite Goddard fcJ.Margarita, un ejemplo de solidaridad y compromiso — April 17th 2011
Marguerite Goddard fcJ featured in two articles in 'El Tribuno', Salta, Argentina, The first article, "Margarita, un ejemplo de solidaridad y compromiso" (Margarita, an example of solidarity and commitment), described Margarita herself:.. For the past 8 years, Margarita has worked in one of the most abandoned parts of the capital city, Salta, the Southeast zone.    Read more ...

Banner of the Centre.Rehabilitación en Solidaridad: Para una mejor calidad de vida — April 5th 2011
A pilot project to bring physiotherapy, educational psychology, speech therapy and early stimulation to children with disabilities in Barrio Solidaridad began on April 5th with the opening of the new Centro de Atención Multiple Martin de Porres. These activities for children with disabilities and learning difficulties are intended for the most needy families...     Read more ...

Photo of the new bench.Another beautiful bench for St. Philomena's, Portsmouth, RI, USA!
uring a celebration marking the closure of the St. Philomena's Convent building a granite bench, engraved with "Courage and Confidence", the motto of Marie Madeleine our foundress was installed in honour of the FCJ Sisters. Recently, a second bench in honour of the Sisters was installed. This time the engraving read, 'With Joy and Gratitude to the Sisters...    Read more ...

Photo of Lois Anne fcJ.A Welcoming Face for Refugees in Need: Call to Service — October 6th 2010
We were proud to see Sr. Lois Anne Bordowitz featured in the October 6, 2010, issue of The Catholic Register, published in Toronto, Canada. The article, written by Sheila Dabu Nonato, paid tribute to Lois Anne's ministry at the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto. The Centre assists people with refugee applications, providing advice, counsel, support, translation services....     Read more ...

Photo of the building which is under construction.St. Martin de Porres Centre, Salta, Argentina — July 2010
In Barrio Solidaridad there are many children who have physical and mental problems and there is no educational provision for them. But this is changing and a new centre dedicated to St Martin de Porres is to be developed.While waiting for the completion of a building, a group of volunteers, coordinated by Sr.Stephanie Earl fcJ, has started work in the local primary school.    Read more ...

Photo of Sr. Marguerite fcJ cutting the anniversary cake.50th Jubilee Celebrations in Salta, Argentina — July 7th 2010
On July7th 2010, Sr. Marguerite Goddard fcJ celebrated the golden jubilee of her vows as a Faithful Companion of Jesus. The FCJ sisters live in Barrio Solidaridad in Salta, Argentina,where the celebrations took place. Marguerite renewed her vows during a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by the parish priest, Father Pedro Rios. After Mass ...     Read more ...

Photo of Pat Desnoyers fcJArticles on Religious Vocation, in 'Western Catholic Reporter', May 2010
In light of material published last year and recommendations from the Vocation Committee of the Edmonton Archdiocese of Canada, Sr Pat Desnoyers fcJ, who is a member of the Diocesan Vocations Committee worked with the editor of the Western Catholic Reporter to produce positive, relevant material for this year’s special vocations supplement.      Read more ...

Photo of FCJ Sisters attending the Conference.Sacred Heart Convent continues to celebrate 125 years — February 28th 2010
Monthly Celebrations continue to mark the 125th Anniversary Year at Sacred Heart Convent, Calgary. January began with a Mass honouring the Holy Name of Jesus attended by many friends and associates. In February there was an Open House, featuring History Displays. This took place on the last day of the month, Sunday, February 28, and deserves top billing.    Read more ...

Photo of part of a painting of Mother Mary Greene with children.Three FCJs visit Mother Mary Greene School,Calgary — January 22nd 2010
Three FCJs spent the morning at Mother Mary Greene School as part of the 125th Anniversary Celebrations. We were asked by the Principal Lindy Arndt to help classes to write prayers on the theme of Thanksgiving for Mother Mary Greene, fcJ, first superintendent of the Calgary Catholic Schools. . It gave us the opportunity to meet nine classes from Kindergarten to Grade Six.    Read more ...

Logo used for the 125th Anniversary.125 Years of FCJ presence in Calgary, Alberta, Canada — January 2nd 2010
What a wonderful celebration we had for this feast which also marked the start of a year marking 125 years of ministry by Faithful Companions of Jesus n Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This was the first event in a year of celebrations to commemorate this special anniversary. Our 125th Anniversary in Calgary coincides with the 125th Anniversary of the Calgary Catholic School Board.    Read more ...