The Sisterhood of St John the Divine is a monastic community of women within the Anglican Church of Canada. Founded in Toronto, we are a prayer-and gospel-centred monastic community, bound together by the call to live out our baptismal covenant through the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. These vows anchor us in Jesus' life and the transforming experience of the Gospel. Nurtured by our founding vision of prayer, community and service, we are open and responsive to the needs of the Church and the world, continually seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our life and ministries.
St John's Convent nurtures and supports the life of the whole Sisterhood. Our guest house welcomes individuals and groups who share in the community's prayer and liturgy; offers regularly scheduled retreats and quiet days, spiritual direction, and discernment programs for those seeking guidance in their life and work; and provides Sisters to preach, teach, speak, lead retreats and quiet days. Our programs help people build bridges between secular culture, the Church, and the monastic tradition. The Sisterhood witnesses to the power of Christ's reconciling and forgiving love through the gospel imperatives of prayer, spiritual guidance, justice, peace, care for creation, hospitality, ministering to those in need, and promoting unity, healing, and wholeness.
The Sisters advocate for a vision of health care at the St. John's Rehab site of Sunnybrook Hospital which expresses SSJD's values in a multi-faith, multi-cultural setting. The Sisters provide spiritual and pastoral support for patients, staff and volunteers.
Name: Sister Elizabeth Rolfe-Thomas SSJD
Reverend Mother, assumed office 6 May 2015
Address: St John's Convent,233 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, ONT, M2M 2E8, Canada
Tel: +1 416 226 2201
Fax: +1 416 222 4442
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