A sense of mission even at an advanced age

A stamp collection put together by a Daughter of Jesus of Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada, has made the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society very happy and will permit the realisation of a project for the young.

 

Mission has no age

 

Our General Chapter 2016 invites us to “live our life every step of the way right into old age ’’. Even if that means doing it indirectly by participating in the mission of others.

 

That is what the Daughters of Jesus did in Riverview, near Moncton. The Sisters there have lived alongside the laity in “Parkland”, a residence for the elderly, since 2009.


 

60 years of stamp collecting

 

They offered a stamp collection begun in 1958 by one of the Sisters, and containing over 10,000 stamps from all over the world.

 

On October 27, World Day of the Missions the Sisters presented this collection to Father Shawn Daley, of the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society. The Missionary was full of gratitude for this “treasure’’.

 

A project for young people

He is preparing a project to allow a group of nine young Canadians to live a missionary experience in Haïti or ​in Guatemala. The sale of this collection will help to finance at least a part of the journey of these young people. For ​Father Shawn Daley​, it is a gift from heaven.

 

The Sisters are very happy that this work of long duration will support a project that they themselves would not be able to undertake.

 

Catherine Cormier fj, Vice-province of Moncton, Canada

 

 

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