Martha Associates Meeting – May 9, 2018

We started the meeting with a check-in from everyone.  On the whole we’re all good –knock on wood.

Terry led the group in saying the Rosary as our opening prayer and afterwards Sister Dorothy sang a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria in Mi’kmaq.

Then we moved on to business matters and decided to donate the social justice fund to Mass for Shut-Ins.  And we talked about our then upcoming appearance on Mass for Shut-Ins on May 16 (which went wonderfully).

We talked about the annual retreat coming up September 15th at the new Martha Place, where Sr. Jovita MacPherson will give the retreat whose theme will be “Embraced in Love: the many faces of hospitality.”

Julia gave a report from Martha Place and distributed pictures of the scene at the new chapel there, which is a divided painting of a scene as it would look outside the building onto the landscape beyond the building.  As though one were looking through a set of windows.

Julia brought beads and holy water from Lourds, France and we all were able to bless ourselves with it.

After this we watched an interesting YouTube video of Fr. James Martin talking about Lourds and St. Bernadette.