From Montreal to Ottawa!
a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes). The mountain is also home to an unusual, natural rock garden known as the "champs de patates", so named because of the local legend that it was once a potato field, turned to stone by God because the farmer worked on Sunday!
We arrived in Ottawa just about lunch time after a two hour journey. We found Deschatelets Residence quite easily and we were warmly welcomed when we arrived. I got my keys and unloaded my things and then we headed for some lunch and exploring with the sisters.
Deschatelets is a residence owned and looked after by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. It is situated more or less on campus of St. Paul's University where I will be doing my course. In fact, it is three minutes to the University ( I timed it!)...so no excuses for being late to lectures! I met some of the students who are all so friendly and helpful. So far my companions in Canon Law for this new year are from Canada, USA, Australia, Vietnam, Nigeria, China....I'm sure the list will grow when we have our orientation day on Tuesday!
"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you! ".
Ciao for now x Photo gallery