BARRYS BAY, June 21, 2011 ( – On Sunday LifeSiteNews was presented with a spiritual ‘cheque’ to support our work of spreading the truth on life and family.  One thousand two hundred and ninety-two prayers and sacrifices were offered by nearly 60 girls aged 11-15 who participated in weekend retreats in Hamilton and Barry’s Bay, Ontario put on by the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate.

LifeSiteNews co-founder and editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen gratefully received the spiritual bouquet on behalf of LSN’s team of reporters, editors, administration and technical staff.  Westen thanked the retreatants and the sisters, letting them know that their prayers and sacrifices are critically needed by those engaged in the culture wars.

At the retreats each year the sisters pose a spiritual challenge to the girls, asking them to offer up prayers and sacrifices for a specific intention.  The challenge consists of visits to the Blessed Sacrament, prayers and little sacrifices.  This year’s prayers and sacrifices, both at the Hamilton and the Barry’s Bay retreat, were offered for LifeSiteNews.

The Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate, a new and growing religious order located in the Dioceses of Hamilton and Pembroke, offer their lives to Christ for the correct teaching of the Catholic faith and the re-evangelization of Catholics.  They are active in the fields of catechetics, youth, education and care of the elderly.


To learn more about the Sisters visit their website.


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