Welcome to our Newest Candidates and Congratulations to our New Novice!
As we celebrate the beautiful Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, we also celebrate the birth of two new vocations to our SOLI Community! We welcome to our religious family Candidates Kiara Govia and Susan Rossiter and we rejoice together with our newest novice Sister Mary Isidore, SOLI!
“I want to say one word
to you and this word is joy.
Wherever consecrated people are,
there is always joy!”.
First Profession of Vows and New Candidates!
Our Blessed Mother has certainly made this a year filled with grace and joy for our Community! On September 8th, Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sister Maria Immaculata professed her First Vows as a Sister of Our Lady Immaculate and Marion Coffey together with Agnus Mariae Lucas entered the SOLI family as Candidates. His Excellency, Bishop Daniel Miehm offered the Mass and was assisted by Father Wayne Lobsinger, Espiscopal Vicar for Religious for the Diocese of Hamilton. We were also grateful to have Fathers Paul Casullo and Tim Higgins concelebrate the Mass and seminarian David Avila serve at the altar. The sisters families travelled from far and wide to share in the blessings of the day. Congratulations to all!
Sister Maria Immaculata is just beaming as she stands for a photo with Bishop Miehm.
Welcome to Agnus Mariae and Marion!
A Day of Joy for the SOLI Community
as we celebrate two Perpetual Professions of Vows !
On August 15, 2014, Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven, we had the joy of celebrating the Perpetual Profession of two of our sisters, Sister Mary Benedicta and Sister Teresa Joseph. A special thank you to Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, bishop of Hamilton, attending priests, deacon, seminarians of the diocese and our servers as well as all family and friends who joined us for this wonderful occasion in the life of the SOLI family. Thank you also to the Sine Nomine Ensemble and the SOLI schola for the beautiful music they provided to make the ceremony most beautiful!
Priestly and Religious Vocations in the Diocese of Hamilton
Authored by John Perdue
Throughout the course of his 63-year priestly ministry, Father William Loyd Ryan (1917-2003) tirelessly laboured to encourage priestly and religious vocations in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario. Besides co-founding the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate, a vibrant young community of women religious, Father Ryan fostered the vocations of several bishops and priests still active in ministry today. Father Ryan provides a unique example of a priest who successfully encouraged vocations both before and after the Second Vatican Council. This book explores the locus of his success in vocation promotion. It will provide inspiration to those who worry about the future of vocations and example to those who wish to assist others in answering God's call.
The Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate are a contemplative-active community of religious women founded in Guelph, Ontario by Mother Mary Josephine Mulligan and Father W. Lloyd Ryan on August 1, 1977 within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. The general aim of our Community is to strive for holiness of life in imitation of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother Mary. Our charism in the Church is to offer our lives, prayers and works to God for the growth and spread of the Catholic Faith through a Eucharistic and Marian spirituality and in conformity with the teachings of the Holy Father and the College of Bishops in union with him. In response to the needs of the Church, the Sisters have as their apostolates the education of youth, particularly in the field of catechetics, and the care of the elderly and the deprived.
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Priestly and Religious Vocations in the Diocese of Hamilton Authored by John Perdue Throughout the course of his 63-year priestly ministry, Father William Loyd Ryan (1917-2003) tirelessly laboured to encourage priestly and religious vocations in the Diocese of Hamilton, … Continue reading →
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