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Young women invited to join Companions program

Sister Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas, second from right, waves with other Sisters at St. John's Convent last summer. Photo by Michael Hudson
Sisters at St. John’s Convent wave to the camera. Photo by Michael Hudson

Companions on the Way, the year-long experience in intentional community offered by the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, is still open for applications.

Young women in their 20s and 30s who would like a gap year in their studies, or who are in a time of transition in school or job, may want to apply for this opportunity to deepen their spiritual practice, develop leadership skills and share in a new-monastic expression within a traditional community.

The Companions program is free, supported in part by a grant from the Diocese of Toronto. It includes a balanced rhythm of life, sharing in the Sisterhood’s prayer, music, recreation, learning and ministry both within St. John’s Convent and in neighbourhood volunteer ministries. For those who desire it, some academic credit is available through a partnership with Wycliffe College at Toronto School of Theology.

The deadline for applications is June 15. For more information, visit the Companions website and blog, contact Sr. Constance Joanna, the Companions Coordinator, at, or phone 416-226-2201 ext. 316.