Daily update: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
As Sisters representing 14 congregations gathered in Halifax for the Sisters of Charity Federation Leadership Gathering, Maryanne Ruzzo, SCH introduced the members of the planning committee and the Sisters of Charity Halifax and their support staff.
After recognizing the Mi’kmaw nation, the aboriginal people of Nova Scotia, Joan O’Keefe, SCH welcomed the attendees on behalf of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. She remarked upon the appropriateness of the meeting’s theme, Creating a Shared Future … Now is the Time. Each congregational leader then introduced the members of her team and their NGO liaison.
Pat Wilson, SCH introduced a film that presented the charism of the Halifax congregation, a charism which “encouraged us to give joyful witness to love, to the love of God, to the love of one another, and to the love of all people.” The attendees then were invited to share at tables the challenges which their congregations have faced.
At the conclusion of the ritual, all enjoyed beaver tails, a pastry unique to Canada.