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Amendment to the Constitution - Section 8 : Religious Orders

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7162
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 7
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 7
Mover
Archbishop A. Peters
Seconder
Hon. R. Stevenson
Text
That Section 8 of the Constitution be amended by relettering subsections i) to m) to be subsections j) to n) and by adding a new subsection 8 i) as follows:
i) In addition to the persons elected or appointed under subsections c) and d), there may be appointed two representatives of Anglican Religious Orders with communities in Canada recognized by the House of Bishops, such representatives to be appointed by the Superiors of the religious orders acting in concert. CARRIED Act 7.
Notes
[As the result of adoption of the above resolutions, Sister Constance Joanna, SSJD, and Sister Heather Broadwell, CSC, became members of Synod.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Membership
Monasticism and religious orders, Anglican - Anglican Church of Canada
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
Constance Joanna, Sister, S.S.J.D., 1941-
Broadwell, Heather
Heather, Sister, S.S.J.D.
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Blessed are the teachers

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article23713
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1997 October
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1997 October
Volume
123
Issue
8
Page
7
Notes
Photo with Sister Constance Joanna and Bishop Stavert beside Quebec City's new monument honouring the women who have educated the province's children since the 1600s. The Anglican Sisters of St. John the Divine are named on the monument. (full text of caption).
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Quebec
Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (Toronto, Ont.)
Constance Joanna, Sister, S.S.J.D., 1941-
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
Stavert, Bruce (Alexander Bruce), 1940-
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The fun of ecumenism

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article27216
Journal
ACR Centro
Date
2000 Easter
Journal
ACR Centro
Date
2000 Easter
Volume
7
Issue
3
Page
11
Notes
A photo and brief note showing St. Constance Joanna, mother superior of the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine, throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain while in Rome to attend the February 2000 seminar on authority in the church. Also pictured with seminar attendees on p. 6.
Subjects
Constance Joanna, Sister, S.S.J.D., 1941-
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
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Intentional community to open in Vancouver

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41250
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 June
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 June
Volume
142
Issue
6
Page
13
Notes
"A Vancouver rectory is set to become one of the newest of a number of intentional communities recently planned or launched by Anglicans in Canada. This September [2016], St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage, an Anglican church in East Vancouver, will launch its first 11-month spiritual program at Hineni House, a small spiritual community intended for young adults". "The idea for Hineni House arose about five years ago, [program director Anita Laura] Fonseca says, when St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage was pondering what to do with its rectory". "In support of the project, St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage received a grant of $10,000 from the Anglican Foundation for youth leadership development projects, says Anglican Foundation executive administrator Scott Brubacher". "Hineni House will join a number of new Anglican-originated intentional communities for young people in Canada. In 2014, the parish of Christ Church in Edmonton and the diocese of Edmonton jointly launched Ascension House, a six-person community for people 18-25. The Companions on the Way program, an initiative of the Sisters of St. John the Diving (SSJD) in Toronto aimed at women, ages 22-40, is slated to start this September [2016]. The Rev. Scott Sharman, director of Ascension House, "says its too early, however, to say how successful this movement will be. And indeed, both Fonseca and Canon Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert, co-ordinator of SSJD's program, say response to their programs has not been what they would have hoped".
Subjects
Monasticism and religious orders - 21st century
Monasticism and religious orders for women, Anglican - Anglican Church of Canada
Youth - Religious life
Youth - Religious life - Anglican Church of Canada
Hineni House (Vancouver, B.C.)
St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage Anglican Church (Vancouver, B.C.)
Fonseca, Anita Laura
Ascension House (Edmonton, Alta.)
Christ Church (Edmonton, Alta.)
Sharman, Scott (Scott Allan)
Companions on the Way (SSJD program)
Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (Toronto, Ont.)
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
Vocation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Making time for God: How the religious life is making a comeback

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40767
Author
Farmer, Rachel
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2017 March
Author
Farmer, Rachel
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2017 March
Issue
144
Page
8-11
Notes
A description of the program offered by the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (SSJD) which "welcomed ten women aged between 22 and 40 to spend a year in God's rhythm as 'Companions on the Way', becoming part of their religious community" (p. 8). Sister, Constance Joanna Gefvert, the coordinator of the program said "We feel strongly that God is calling us to this companions ministry for young women at the same time that we desire to renew our own mission as a contemporary monastic community. We will be formed as much by them as they will be by the experience of living among us" (p. 9). "Talking about how the new companions are finding life in community after six months she said, 'What they find most difficult is the schedule. They are all women who have been used to running their own life, going out when they like and having free time. They all find getting up to pray at 6 am very tiring and everything is laid out during the day'. The community has a complete daily schedule of work and prayer from early in the morning until later in the evening: (p. 9).
"The Community of St. Anselm, now in its second year, is currently made up of 15 people living at Lambeth Palace full-time, and a further 21 people who live and work in London, joining part-time. The year-long programme includes prayer, study, practical service and community life" (p. 10). "'The Community of St. Anselm very deliberately takes people from all over the world, with their cultural differences and personality differences', Archbishop Justin [Welby] said in a sermon. 'It deliberately takes bits of the disunited church. It takes all these different factions and fragments and it's an experiment to see if together we can live in unity, because we are in the vine -- because we abide in the vine'" (p. 10). The prior of the Community of St. Anselm is the Rev. Anders Litzell.
Subjects
Monasticism and religious orders - Anglican Communion - 21st century
Monasticism and religious orders - Anglican Church of Canada
Monasticism and religious orders for women - Anglican Church of Canada
Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (Toronto, Ont.)
Companions on the Way (SSJD program)
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
Community of St. Anselm
Welby, Justin (Justin Portal), 1956-
Litzell, Anders, 1980-
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Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 90
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 90
Mover
Canon C. Throp
Seconder
Bishop L. Whitten
Text
That the members of General Synod express deep appreciation and gratitude to all those who were responsible for the local arrangements of this synod and, in particular; to:
- Brian Hammond, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee
- Cynthia Hawkins, Vice Chair and Secretary
- David Blunt, Treasurer
- Gordon Guy, Transportation
- Gwen Kearns, Registration
- Carolyn Roper, Hospitality
- Joan Shanks, Communications/Media
- Bev Tidman, Companion's Program
- Virginia Hasse, Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Alan Davidson, Events Co-ordinator at McGill University
- All the parishes for their Sunday hospitality
and to those who helped to lift our voices in prayer and praise:
- the Worship Committee and, in particular Elizabeth Hutchinson, Barbara Malloch, Peter Wall, Peter Hannen, Eleanore Frew, Paul Gibson, Gordon Light, Gwenda Wells and Barbara Liotscos
- Patrick Wedd, who taught us the joy of worship, together with the volunteer choir
- Michael Pitts, the members of Christ Church Cathedral, the choirs and all others who were involved in the glorious opening Eucharist for Synod
- the daily meditation and bible study group leaders
- the presiders at the daily Eucharists
- those who upheld the Synod in prayer throughout the session
- the Rector and members of St. John the Evangelist Church for the beautiful liturgy on Wednesday evening
and to those who led us through the wilderness of process:
- members of the Agenda Committee and Chair, Allen Box
- members of the Nominations Committee and Chair, Rodney Andrews
- members of the Resolutions Committee and Chair, David Crawley
- the Secretaries of the Synod
- the Assessors and Chancellor David Wright
- the National Office staff for their behind the scenes support, set-up and contribution to Synod of all the displays
- the Anglican Video crew, directed by Lisa Barry
and to those who enriched our gathering:
- the donation from the Anglican Worship Resources Society for production of the Worship booklets
- the presence of those who brought displays and provided information and resources
- the gift of fans from Integrity
- hospitality services from the wine region of Niagara
- hospitality of the Essentials Group
- the presence of the members of the religious communities and their hospitality
- all our Synod partners
and, finally, for those who made it possible for us to come together to Lift Our Voices:
- Jim Boyles, General Secretary and his staff for the preparation of Synod materials and keeping all things in order
- Jamie Tomlinson, Co-ordinator of General Synod, whose many months of preparation and weeks of final attention to all the details and setting up the synod made it all happen
- Andrew Hutchinson, Bishop of Montreal, for inviting us to this City of Montreal and his generous hospitality; for the excellent dinner and entertainment on Saturday evening, the address to Synod on Nation and Identity and for assembling the members of the panel
- the bishops, clergy, lay and youth members for their patience and good humour in the midst of all the heat of the plenary; lifting their voices in song and debate to make this a rich and memorable synod for us all; and to acknowledge the voluntary contribution of time and talents particularly from those who donated vacation time or who have lost pay to be present
- Rendina Hamilton, Prolocutor, for her expert chairing of the sessions and her wisdom
- Michael Peers, Primate, for his gentle but firm leadership, experience and wisdom, in guiding this Synod and the whole church in the past, present and future, with confidence, hope and vision;
and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit who brought us here and is with us now and always.
CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 90
Notes
Sister Constance Joanna, SSJD, thanked Synod members for adoption of the resolution to permit representatives of the Religious Orders to become members of the Synod, noting that the Orders are blessed to have this partnership with the church.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (36th : 2001 : Waterloo, Ont.) - Motion of thanks
Constance Joanna, Sister, S.S.J.D., 1941-
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
Monasticism and religious orders, Anglican - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Membership
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Sisters elect superior

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article16194
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 May
Volume
120
Issue
5
Page
13
Notes
Sister Constance Joanna of Toronto has been installed as the new national superior of the sisters of St. John the Divine.
Subjects
Constance Joanna, Sister, S.S.J.D., 1941-
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (Toronto, Ont.)
Monasticism and religious orders, Anglican - Anglican Church of Canada
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Year of convent life challenges, transforms SSJD Companions

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41361
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 November
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 November
Volume
143
Issue
9
Page
3
Notes
Amanda Avery, Sarah Moesker and Christine Stoll were three of the "first-ever participants in the sisterhood's Companions on the Way program, which launched last year [2016]. Intended to give young women a taste of the monastic life, the program allows a small number of women to work, study and pray at the convent. (Of the five who began the program this year, two stayed until the end. [Amanda] Avery had to leave the program early to take care of pressing family matters.)" "Canon Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert, who co-ordinates the Companions program, says its first year appears to have been a success; the participants seemed to meet many of the goals they set for themselves -- and the sisters enjoyed having them in their company, she adds". "The sisters accepted one applicant to the program for the coming year, and have decided to temporarily roll the Companions program into a similar one, the Alongsiders program, which is for women of all ages. They plan to continue offering the Companions next year, she says, and will use the current year to publicize it and possible adjust it with a somewhat less rigorous schedule".
Subjects
Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (Toronto, Ont.)
Monasticism and religious orders - Anglican Church of Canada
Monasticism and religious orders for women - Anglican Church of Canada
Avery, Amanda
Moesker, Sarah
Stoll, Christine
Vocation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Gefvert, Constance Joanna, 1941-
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