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Spirituality and Mutuality

Spirituality and Mutuality

In this relationship, the Associates and the Sisters of the Con­gre­ga­tion commit themselves:

  • to share with one another the spiritual legacy of Mar­gue­ri­te Bourgeoys
  • to participate together in prayer, celebration and spiritual enrichment
  • to collaborate in the mission of the Congregation of Notre Dame

The spiritual heritage of Marguerite Bourgeoys is…

  • Confidante
  • Educator
  • Leader
  • Social Worker
  • Marriage Counselor

Marguerite Bourgeoys found inspiration for her mission of ed­u­ca­tion in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles: Mary’s encounter with her cousin Elizabeth (the Visitation) and Mary’s experience in the midst of the disciples at Pentecost and in the first Christian community.

Some expressions of Visitation Pentecost spirituality are:

  • personal identity grounded in one’s relationship with God
  • mutuality, genuine human encounter
  • attentiveness to the action of the Spirit in oneself, others and the community gathered


Video clip from our annual fall gathering on Howe Island, Ontario

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