New Monastic Project Calls Young Women to Grow in Christ

Toronto — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) — The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada, invites women aged 22-40 to spend a year in God’s rhythm, learning to pray, serve others and study while living in intentional community.

This expression of new monasticism is called the “Companions on the Way” and invites women to spend a year in spiritual formation, starting in September, 2016.

Room and board are covered by the Sisterhood and participants will share their gifts and skills with the community. Women who are members of the Body of Christ, whether through intention or baptism and regular participation in a spiritual community are invited to apply. Participants may receive academic credit for study undertaken through Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology.

“Companions on the Way is a unique expression of new monasticism within a traditional community that speaks to the next generation of Christians in North America in an innovative way, and is critical for the life of the ‘Ancient Future Church’ we are called to renew, says Rev. Canon Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert, of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.

The Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine is a contemporary expression of religious life within the Anglican Church of Canada, founded in 1884. The SSJD is a prayer and gospel-centered monastic community bound together by the call to live out our baptismal covenant through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

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For more information:
www.ssjdcompanions.org
companions@ssjd.ca
(416) 226-2201 ext 316