The Annual General Meeting of Becoming Neighbours was held via Zoom this past week. Once again the memory of Sr. Margaret Myatt CSJ was honoured with the presentation of the Margaret Myatt Award. With perseverance and concern for the marginalized, Margaret called together the leaders of religious congregations in the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2003 to explore how we could collaborate together in a common ministry. Collaboration was a deeply held and lived value for Margaret and out of her ability to bring others together, Becoming Neighbours, a program welcoming refugees and immigrants, was birthed.
Our Lady’s Missionaries is excited to share that the Margaret Myatt Award was presented to our own Sr. Frances Brady this year!
Margaret Myatt Award
Presented to FRANCES BRADY, OLM
and all the Sisters of Our Lady’s Missionaries
In gratitude for your unwavering
compassionate ministry with refugees
Becoming Neighbours 2020
Frances has been part of Becoming Neighbours in some way since the very beginning and has successfully encouraged many of us to participate as well. Despite the fact that Frances is currently the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Becoming Neighbours, she was unaware that she was to be the recipient. The rest of OLMs were given a heads up and were able to join the Zoom meeting in time to watch as Frances realized that she was presenting the award to herself!
May we all continue to honour the memory of Margaret Myatt by emulating her perseverance, concern for the marginalized, and collaboration.
Sr. Christine Gebel, OLM