Travel Journal

Saturday, April 20: Traveled all day and arrived home in the evening. TB2G for a wonderful trip!

Thursday, April 19: We had a great podcast yesterday with the CND sisters. We'll post a recording of the podcast on this page in a couple of days so you hear it here if you missed the livestream! Today, we're in Summerside, PEI, visiting with more CND sisters and filming some #nunday videos. Totally enjoying our conversations! Also a visit to the Bottle House (sadly, the Potato Museum was closed...).

Wednesday, April 18: What a great crowd here in the audience for the livestreaming podcast! CND sisters, friends, and University of PEI students from around the world. We're in the Chaplaincy Center, which is a place of gathering and prayer for Christians, Muslims, and people of other faith traditions.

Tuesday, April 17: We arrived in Prince Edward Island! Our flights went smoothly until we reached the Halifax airport, where our plane to Charlottetown was canceled due to lack of a crew. Our offer to fly the plane was wisely declined by Air Canada staff. We went the last 3 1/2 hrs. by shuttle, arriving at 10:30pm.

"Before We Go” happenings: The countdown is on for our first international Motherhouse Road Trip! The mobile podcast studio is packed, our passports are ready, and we're already imagining pancakes with maple syrup. 

Photo Highlights

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Podcast Guest Nuns


L: Sister Sue Kidd has taught and volunteered in a wide variety of ways. She arrived on Prince Edward Island in August 2010, where she works as Campus Minister at The University of Prince Edward Island and continues building relationships and showing hospitality to students, faculty and staff in many different ways. In addition to this, she is also involved in various types of committee work. She holds several certifications such as Youth Ministry, Spiritual Accompaniment and Healthy Campus.

R: Sister Frances MacDougall has been a teacher, counselor and spiritual director. She’s worked with elementary school students, lay leaders, seminarians and priests at St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College. After decades of service to the Catholic community of Edmonton, Sister Frances moved to her home province. She lives with five Congregation of Notre Dame sisters in a small retreat house in Summerside, where she provides spiritual guidance to the community. 

About the Congregation

Mission Statement: Rooted in Jesus Christ, in love and compassion, the CND sisters and associates, through contemplative dialogue, dare to:

  • Live interculturality. Face our fears and vulnerabilities. Be open to and celebrate the diversity of generations, cultures, attitudes and structures.
  • Go to the peripheries. In a spirit of mutuality and collaboration, respond in hope to the cries of our wounded world.
  • Honour and respect our “common home.” Take concrete action, resist the forces of destruction and promote life in all its forms. Jesus Christ calls us to humanize all our relationships. How then shall we live today?