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October 15, 2001
Goyer named world head of Evron sisters
SPECIAL TO THE WCR
ANGERS, FRANCE — Sister Cecile Goyer, a long-time Alberta sister, has been elected general superior of the Sisters of Charity Notre Dame d'Evron at their recent general chapter here.
Goyer will make her home in France during her five-year mandate as general superior.
Born and raised in Arborfield, Sask, she has seven brothers and six sisters. She has a wide and varied apostolic experience in various locations in Canada and the United States.
She holds a bachelor of theology degree from the Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa as well as a diploma in clinical pastoral education. She also has training and experience in retreat work and spiritual direction.
Goyer has taught in Duck Lake, Sask., and Trochu, Alta. She was religious education coordinator at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton. She has served as a pastoral assistant at Sacred Heart Parish in Edmonton and in St. Paul.
She has been formation director and provincial superior of her order in Canada.
Her last apostolic mission in Alberta was as chaplain at the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre from 1992-96. For the past five years, she was an assistant on the order's general leadership team.
Goyer has also served on many committees and associations, including the Diocesan Pastoral Council, the Canadian Religious Conference-West, the Council of Women Religious and the archdiocesan Formation for Ministries Program.
Sister Cecile has a special love for the poor and the marginalized in our society. She is an advocate for the voiceless and believes strongly in the promotion of women, care of the earth and attention to social justice issues.
She is a strong supporter of education and formation programs in the Church as well as in society.
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