Musings from Montréal


There are currently eleven Sisters in the OLA District of Québec - Canada, all based in the city of Montréal. Much of the work of the Sisters in District focuses of social issues such as Non Violent Communication, trafficking and responding to the needs of migrants. They also host Sisters from Francophone countries. Here we share a little about the work of Sr. Camilla Martin.

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Sr. Camilla Martin.

 

Our Founder Fr. Augustine Planque, SMA, speaking of the founding charism for the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles, said: "you have been chosen to continue in your own way, the work entrusted to his apostles." 

Sr. Camilla from Quebec, looking back on the various stages of her life as an OLA Sister, has been faithful in promoting this mission in Togo as a teacher, in Tchad and Niger in parish evangelisation and later in Rome and elsewhere raising awareness about issues of Justice and Peace. In recent years in Montréal, she has a very special apostolate of training people in the spirituality of Non-Violence, writing her thesis on "Non-violence as a spiritual and political revolution, inspired by feminist theologians".  Camilla reaches out to persons and families from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

In her own words: "I feel challenged to live the Mission (in my own way), by accompanying others to grow humanly and spiritually in order to promote a more just and peaceful world."