Companions on an Ancient Path

Companions on an Ancient Path

The Sisters of St. John the Divine (SSJD, an Anglican monastic community in Toronto) have opened applications for the 2017-2018 cohort of their program called Companions on an Ancient Path. This is a great opportunity for young women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for the gospel, who want to serve others, who seek ways to deepen their lives as followers of Jesus, and who would like an experience of intentional community  

The SSJD are now about 4 months into the first year of the program, and are excited and privileged to have five young women from across Canada and from various denominational backgrounds living with them this year. In fact one of the participants, Christine is from St. Catherine’s, Port Coquitlam and was inspired to apply after reading the article about the first year of the program in the January 16 issue of Topic the monthly publication of the diocese circulated as part of the Anglican Journal. Click here to read the article as it appeared on line in November of 2015.

You can read more about the program at the following links:  

The Companions website and blog

The Sisterhood’s website 

Here are a few highlights of Companions on an Ancient Path.  

  • It is a FREE opportunity for women to spend a year building community among themselves, learning from a healthy traditional community, and developing spiritual disciplines that they can take out into their future lives.
  • The program is supported by SSJD and by a generous grant from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.
  • It would appeal especially to those who would like to take a gap year in their studies, a year off between studies and work, or a leave of absence from their work.
  • And the program is offered in partnership with Wycliffe College where Companions will have the opportunity to take courses in spiritual formation that may transfer back to their home institutions.  

Program coordinator on behalf of the SSJD, the Reverend Canon Dr. Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert is asking for help to make the program more widely known, by sharing this information with any young women who might benefit from such an opportunity.  

Please find attached below some materials about the program that you can print and display and also link on electronic sites: poster, brochure and pew bulletins.  

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