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February 2018 Newsletter

1You make me know the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

Psalm 16:11a

February 2018

Dear Friends,

We are well into the new year and very aware of the fast changing times all around us. Still as this Psalm verse reminds us, we can know the path of life and the fullness of joy as we follow our Lord Jesus. He will continue to lead us with His Word and His Holy Spirit. We have the joy of knowing that nothing can separate us from His infinite love. Romans 8:38-39

In His Presence” will be the theme of the fall retreat October 11-14, 2018 at the Maison Notre-Dame-de-la Providence Centre near Ottawa. We warmly invite you to join us for this time of seeking a closer walk with the Lord. The beautiful facility provides individual rooms to facilitate personal times of quiet and prayer. Space is limited so please register as early as possible. The accommodation cost for this 4-day retreat, from Thursday evening until after lunch on Sunday, is $315. You may request a registration form from us or download one from the website. Mother Basilea’s writings in The Royal Priesthood and Stepping into the Breach are especially helpful in preparing for a time of retreat.

For those living closer to the branch here we also invite you to join us for a time of fellowship. Easter Sunday morning there is a “SONRISE” service at 7 am with a shared fellowship breakfast afterwards. Especially during the warmer months you can take advantage of a lovely walk on the grounds and a quiet time in the Prayer Garden. For those who frequently visit us, you will be pleased to know that you can now drive to Canaan on a newly paved road. Construction on the county road was finished late in the fall.

ISRAEL 2019 A trip to Israel is often the experience of a lifetime. As a pilgrim we can follow in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus where He lived and died and rose again. At the same time we experience modern day Israel as it stands not only in the centre of world politics but also in the fulfilment of end time prophecy. Sister Adola, from our branch in Brazil, along with other sisters will be leading a group to Israel May 6 - 22, 2019. Information and the itinerary are available. The down payment is due September 2018. On the way to Israel, we are working on an optional 3-4 day stop at our Motherhouse in Germany.

Our internet provider is sponsoring the new website and with the help of a friend it is slowly developing. Our little site provides more specific information about the centre here in Alberta. The main websites continue to be our international headquarters in Germany and the Phoenix branch at You can order materials, discover numerous audio and video presentations as well as links to other Canaan centres around the world.

Remembering you and your families in prayer and

sending our warmest greetings in Jesus’ fellowship, the Sisters of Mary

Streams of joy will flow into your life if you let Jesus rule in your heart. MB

Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, RR#1, Millet, AB T0C 1Z0 / 780-352-4880