Dear Friends of SSJD,
I want to let you know about a great opportunity for young women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for the gospel, who want to serve others, who seek ways to deepen their lives as followers of Jesus and who would like an experience of intentional community.
The Sisters of St. John the Divine have opened applications for the 2017-2018 cohorts of our program called Companions on an Ancient Path. We are now about four months into the first year of the program, and we are excited and privileged to have five young women from across Canada and from various denominational backgrounds living with us this year.
Here are a few highlights of Companions on an Ancient Path.
It is a free opportunity for women to spend a year building community among themselves, learning from a healthy traditional community and developing spiritual disciplines that they can take out into their future lives.
The program is supported by SSJD and by a generous grant from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.
It would appeal especially to those who would like to take a gap year in their studies, a year off between studies and work or a leave of absence from their work.
The program is offered in partnership with Wycliffe College, where Companions will have the opportunity to take courses in spiritual formation that may transfer back to their home institutions.
We need your help to make the program more widely known, and I hope you will share this information with any young women you know who might benefit from such an opportunity.
For links to materials about the program, which could be printed and posted on your church bulletin boards, go to ssjd.ca or ssjdcompanions.org or contact me at [email protected]
If you are interested or know someone who is, contact me at [email protected] or phone me at 416-226-2201 ext. 316.
Your Sister in Christ,
The Reverend Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert, Companions Coordinator.