A Successful Visit
For more than seven weeks, we have enjoyed Sr. Christiane Mégarbané’s
presence in our province. Her goal was to offer the annual retreat to our sisters. She offered it to different groups, including one in English to mean
our bilingual needs. In her own words, it was the first time she offered a retreat in the language of Shakespeare. She even went the extra mile during that retreat to adapt it in French for some Francophone sisters who had been
unable to attend the French retreats.
She chose as theme our formula of vows that she enlightened with Scripture passages. Every aspect of our religious life was analyzed. We were able to grasp how much our commitment rest on the New Covenant: Jesus, Mary, and
Francis were constant sources of inspiration. As many already stated: «this retreat was entirely focused on our daily lives».
During her stay, she was also able to partake for a while to the Associates’ Carrefour and was quite impressed with their sense of belonging to the greater fmm family. She also met with the temporary professed and shared her wealth of experience with them. She was able to visit some places dear to Canadians and she even got to celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste day with the French Canadians.
Thank you Christiane for accepting to lead these retreats and spending several weeks with us.