A Warm welcome to Friar Maurice Richard OFM Conventual who hprayas been appointed Spiritual Assistant to St. Francis of Immaculate Heart of Mary Fraternity in Ottawa.
May you find many great blessings in the fulfillment of your office as Spiritual Assistant. Our prayers go out to you daily!
Br. Gerry Clyne, ofm
Dear brothers and sisters,
Sister Pacelli (Mary Theresa) Millane was born on August 24, 1935 in Fairfield, Iowa, USA. She was the sixth of nine children born to Cecilia Agnes Arndt and John Francis Millane. She entered the monastery in Chicago at age 22 and made her solemn profession on October 19, 1962. She received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Empire State College, University of New York, and continued her studies with a Master's degree in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University before making her final move to the monastery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield on September 17, 1998. During her monastic life, she held various positions including those of formation, liturgy, hospitality and library. She has accompanied many people on a spiritual level. She has participated in the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, where she has been invited to give several conferences over the years.
Sister Pacelli has also been involved in the Secular Franciscan Order where she has given formation sessions. A lover of Franciscan spirituality and a tireless researcher, she has written several articles for various magazines and has translated several books, the last of which is "Une absence ardente: approche de l'expérience de Dieu" by Thaddée Matura, ofm. In recent years she has given courses on Claretian spirituality to the friars in formation of our Franciscan province. She leaves us with the image of a dynamic woman who was always on the lookout for novelties in this field. Sister Pacelli passed away on July 22, 2021 at the age of 85 with 63 years of monastic life.
Bouchard, Sr. Yolande - July 14, 2021
Rivière-du-Loup, native of St-Honoré - “In the provincial house of the Sisters of the Child Jesus of Chauffailles, July 14, 2021, at the age of 82 years, of which 63 years and 4 months were spent in religious life, died Sr. Yolande Bouchard, r.e.j., in religion, Sister Saint-Laurent. ” Originally from Saint-Honoré-de-Témiscouata, she was the daughter of the late Mr. Joseph S. Bouchard and the late Mrs. Amanda Laplante. She will be laid to rest at the Marc-André Rioux Ltée Funeral Home, 169 Lafontaine Street, Rivière-du-Loup, on Thursday, July 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday, the day of the funeral from 9 a.m.
Given the current circumstances related to the pandemic, a total of 50 people on rotation is accepted at the funeral home while respecting hygiene measures and the physical distance of 1 meter. Masks must be worn...
... The Eucharistic celebration in memory of Sister Yolande Bouchard will take place on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., in the church of Saint-Patrice de Rivière-du-Loup in the presence of 250 people and from there, to the cemetery of Saint -François-Xavier.
Those wishing to pay her a final tribute will have access to the recording of her funeral as of Saturday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. on the following link: http://www.laboiteamarc.com/maison-marc-andre-rioux/.
Bridge of Roses
THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF THE CAPE
Dooling, Mary 'Donna' Grace - Obituary
Passed away peacefully at Hamilton General Hospital on June 2, 2021 at the age of 74 following a stroke that occurred just a few short days previous. She is survived by her sons, Randy Gulyas and Stephen Gulyas (Denise). She was passionately proud of her four grandchildren: Savannah, Jasmyn, Chloe, and Max. She was predeceased by her parents Desmond and Ursula "Skip" Dooling.
Donna was a vibrant woman, always quick with a joke and a laugh. A mischievous prankster, a loving mother and grandmother, a compassionate caregiver to those in need, and a loyal Montreal Canadiens fan who waited until the Habs knocked out the Leafs before she passed (sorry, Leafs fans), she was loved by the many souls she touched. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses at Grand River Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital, as well as the caring and supportive members of the EMS team who took Donna into their care. A private funeral mass was held at the Basilica of Our Lady Church, 28 Norfolk Street, Guelph on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Cremation followed. Interment at Marymount Ceme-tery, Guelph. Memorial donations to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that she supported and shared in their belief of "...seeing Christ in anyone who suffers, coming together as family, having personal contact with the poor, and helping in all possible ways."
We miss you dearly, but we know that you are at peace in company with Christ. We know that you were fiercely independent and passed in the way you would have pre-ferred, humbly and swiftly. We know that your love for your family will continue for eternity. We know that you were called to the Lord all of your life, and you are now with Him. We know that you will be with us, always.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our Sister Fran has gone to her eternal reward. Fran died peacefully yesterday evening (Tuesday June 22, 2021), with her Franciscan Sister Judy by her side holding her hand. I will inform you when I receive information about funeral arrangements. May Fran’s Soul, and the Souls of all the Faithful Departed, Through the Mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Pax et Bonum, Moira Matthews, Minister St. Francis of the IHM Fraternity, Ottawa. Our beloved sister Fran Mackenzie has departed this earthly life to join her name’s sake, Francis, in eternal life. Few of us who knew Fran would forget her after their first meeting. Blessed with a warm personality, she had the unofficial nickname of Miss Hospitality. She would be the first to greet guests at our fraternity meetings, at our conferences, Elective Chapters, and at our celebrations of the Transitus, and Professions. Her smile was warm, her interest in getting to know you, genuine, and her need to make sure that everyone was fed, and fed heartily, at our socials, resolute. Trustworthy to a fault, Fran was among the first to volunteer for any event, and the last to leave. Many of our OFS brothers and sisters as well as those who crossed her path, were the beneficiates of her generosity. We will remember Fran each in our own way, but without a doubt, she epitomized the Franciscan virtues of Compassion, Prayer, Integrity, Humility, Service, Generosity, Faithfulness, Hospitality, Charity and Goodness. Ciao Bella. May the Lord give you His Peace. Michel David, Regional Minister
With deep sorrow, the family announces Fran's passing on June 22, 2021 at 89 years of age. Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Vocisano) Russo of Montreal. Wife of the late Colin (2020) and proud mother of Harland. Caring sister of Betty Weatherby (John) and Peggy Gajewski (Stanley). Predeceased by her siblings Charlie, Tony, Joe, Bill, Tom, Henry and Louise. She will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, her sister-in-law Margaret, and cousins in Italy and Australia. Many thanks to Dr. S. Verma for his sound medical advice over the years, and to Judy Wyspianski for her care and compassion. Arrangements in care of the Kelly Funeral Home Walkley Chapel, 1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, K1V 6P9, 613-731-1255. Due to current pandemic restrictions, a Memorial Mass will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 1758 Alta Vista Road, Ottawa. Inurnment at North Horton Cemetery, Renfrew. In Memoriam donations to the Secular Franciscans are appreciated by the family. "Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." - R. Tagore. Condolences and sharing memories at www.kellyfh.ca.
Feast Day of
St. Anthony of Padua
500th Anniversary of
Christianity in Philippines
This email is sent to all ministers. Please share with your members, families and friends.
The Our Lady of the Philippines Fraternity invites you all to join us in the celebration of the Triduum and Feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua for 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.
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Thank you in advance for celebrating with us.