Expanding rapidly beyond their roots in Ottawa, Pembroke, Sault Ste. Marie and Eganville, Grey Sisters travelled throughout Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Englehart, New Liskeard, Thunder Bay, Moosonee, Windsor, Midland, Penetanguishene, Victoria Harbour, Waubaushene, Toronto, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Credit, Newmarket, Barrie, Deep River, Arnprior, Renfrew); to Quebec (Farrellton, Montreal); Manitoba (Brochet, Churchill); Saskatchewan (Lestock, Esterhazy, Stockholm, Ile-A-La-Crosse); British Columbia (Agassiz, Atlin, Burnaby, Mount Currie, Vancouver); the North West Territories (Fort Smith, Yellowknife, Rae-Edzo, Wha Ti, Rae Lakes, Tuktoyaktuk) and the Yukon (Whitehorse).
Grey Sisters' ministries have been as varied as their geographic locations – education, health care, care of seniors, pastoral care, prison ministry, music education, work with a focus on social and ecological justice and numerous other areas of service. Like their founding Sisters, they combined a spirituality of trust in God’s providence with a practical wisdom born of engagement with the world in a wide variety of settings.
Grey Sisters also undertook ministry overseas in China (1929), Japan (1951), the Dominican Republic (1951), the Bahamas (1960), Ireland (1998) and Thailand (1998). In addition, Grey Sisters are involved with a number of initiatives which they sponsor, including the Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre which opened in 1998 in Ottawa, offering spiritual direction, small group reflection and prayer experiences as well as workshops on spirituality, social justice, and ecology. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org