Sisterhood of St John the Divine
The Sisterhood of St John the Divine, founded in Canada, is a prayer- and Gospel-centered monastic community, nurtured by our founding vision, open and responsive to the needs of the Church and the contemporary world, continually asking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are bound together by the call to live out our baptismal covenant in community.
The traditional religious vows of poverty, celibate chastity and obedience are the way we have chosen to live into our baptism. Living as we do in a time of immense change, the vows anchor us in the life of Jesus, and in the transforming experience of the Gospel. Important decisions which affect our lives are made at Chapter meetings and Community Days.
We are committed to a balance of life in which prayer, work, study, rest and recreation each has its place, and we commit to live with the tensions involved in seeking that balance. We are called to be a sign of Christ and forgiving love through the gospel imperatives of prayer, hospitality, spiritual guidance, ministering to those in need, working for justice and peace, reverence for the whole creation, promoting unity, healing and wholeness.
Name: Sister Elizabeth Ann Eckert SSJD
(Revenend Mother, assumed office 13 April 2005)
Address: St John's Convent, 233 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, ONT, M2M 2E8, Canada
Tel: +1 416 226 2201
Fax: +1 416 222 4442
Address: St John's House, 840 Notre Dame Avenue, St Lambert, Quebec, J4R 1R8, Canada
Tel: +1 450 671 5898
Fax: +1 450 671 5996
Address: St John's House, 3937 St Peter's Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 2JP, Canada
Tel: +1 250 920 7787
Fax: +1 250 920 7709