On April 19, 2022, Sr. Frances Brady, OLM, Sr. Mary Jane Leonard, CND (above photo), and Fr. Mark Miller, CSsR were honoured with the Margaret Myatt Recognition Award during the Becoming Neighbours’ Annual General Meeting.
On the following day, Our Lady’s Missionaries gathered to celebrate with Sr. Frances. The award is named in honour of Sr. Margaret Myatt, CSJ who dreamed of a Joint Apostolic Ministry for the members of religious communities in the Archdiocese of Toronto. She spearheaded the founding of Becoming Neighbours to meet the needs of refugees and new immigrants in Toronto.
Sr. Frances has worked with Becoming Neighbours for some years and is currently Chairperson of the board. Becoming Neighbour has always accepted donations of clothing, household items and furniture. Srs. Frances and Mary Jane have worked tirelessly sorting and arranging the donations. Since the beginning of COVID restrictions at Presentation Manor, they have welcomed staff and residents to come and “shop” for any articles they need. Many of the staff are also new Canadians.
Above are the actual images of the three awardees from left, Mark Miller, CSsR, Frances Brady, OLM, and Mary Jane Leonard, CND taken during the Becoming Neighbours’ AGM event.
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