A Journey Just Begun - Dundurn

A Journey Just Begun

The Story of an Anglican Sisterhood

Published February 2015


A Journey Just Begun tells the story of the only indigenous Canadian Anglican religious order for women, the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, in a way that celebrates the Sisters' past, describes their present, and looks forward to their future. It focuses on God's transforming love in the lives of the Sisters, and in the lives of those they serve.

The 130-year history of the Sisterhood is explored through the lens of its six Reverend Mothers and in the context of the culture of each era. The monastic life as lived today and into the future is portrayed through the lens of monastic sacred space, specifically the architecture and landscaping of the Sisters' chapels and buildings. Photographs and other creative works by the Sisters (visual arts, poetry, and music) illustrate their past, present, and future.



Sisterhood of St. John the Divine

The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine is an Anglican monastic community founded in Toronto in 1884. During the past 130 years the Sisters have lived a life of prayer and service to the church and the world throughout Canada, pioneering in health care, education, care of the elderly, retreats, and spiritual formation.

Jane Christmas

Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert

Book Details

February 2015
9x9 in
272 pp
February 2015
172 pp
February 2015
172 pp