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Pèlerinage de la Croix de l’évangélisation
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Pèlerinage de la Croix de l’évangélisation

« Méditer devant la Croix de l’évangélisation m’a confirmé que je devais continuer à avoir l’audace de poser des gestes de foi et à rester toujours dans la joie! » Voici le commentaire d’une nordcôtière lors du passage de la Croix de l’évangélisation qui a été accueillie dans les zones pastorale 3 et 4 en...

Father Christopher Paul Rushton
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Father Christopher Paul Rushton

Father Christopher Paul Rushton, OMI, died peacefully on July 30, 2018, surrounded by saddened members of his Religious community, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Eileen Rushton, and two brothers, Norman and Brian, he is mourned by his remaining brother, Pat (Joan) of Almonte, ON, nieces, nephews and cousins. Father...

Homily given at Archbishop Currie’s Golden Anniversary of Priesthood
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Homily given at Archbishop Currie’s Golden Anniversary of Priesthood

May 11, 2018.  Archbishop Prendergast s.j., Archbishop of Ottawa delivered the Homily at Archbishop Currie’s Golden Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood. “I Love Being a Priest” [Texts: Isaiah 40.27–31 (Psalm); Romans 12.3–13: John10.11–18] I am pleased to celebrate with you the Golden Anniversary of your Archbishop Martin Currie’s ordination to the priesthood. My...

Missionary Presence – Wasagamach, Mb
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Missionary Presence – Wasagamach, Mb

STORY AND PHOTOS BY ANNE HANLEY A 23,000 hectare wildfire in August 2017 forced the evacuation of over 5,000 people from the northern Mani­toba Oji-Cree communities of St. Theresa Point, Wasagamach and Garden Hill to Winnipeg and Brandon. Located approximately 470 kms north of Winnipeg, the Oji-Cree communities are iso­lated. St. Theresa Point has a...

Remembering Rev. Msgr. Philip Kennedy
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Remembering Rev. Msgr. Philip Kennedy

IN MEMORIAM BY FR. DAVID REILANDER, PRESIDENT CMIC Msgr. Philip Kennedy died April 5th. Phil and I were in seminary together for a short time. I was struck by his maturity and wisdom. I didn’t see him again until years later at the funeral of my cousin near Alliston, where he’d been pastor. It was...

Answering Mary’s Call
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Answering Mary’s Call

Story and Photos by Anne Hanley Solomon Mason remembers the early days of the St. Theresa Point Marian retreat. The 5-day summer retreat is now in its 14th year, but its history goes back much further to the days when a few families of the northern Manitoba Oji-Cree community gathered after Mass on Sunday afternoons...

The Kahpeaysewat Brothers’ Dream
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The Kahpeaysewat Brothers’ Dream

By Mickey Conlon A dying man’s vision and his older brother’s promise to see it through have combined to grace the Moosomin First Nation with a new church to replace the community’s aging church that had seen better days. From a dilapidated, rundown house that in its former glory was once home to Hilliard Paul...

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Being with God’s People: A Visit to the Beaufort Delta Missions

By Father Steve Morrisey, C.SS.R. What an awesome gift—from December 20 to January 3 (from the Thursday of the Third Week of Advent until the Thursday following Mary the Mother of God)—I was blessed to offer pastoral ministry to a few missions in the Mackenzie-Fort Smith diocese. Here are my reflections of those days: A...

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From Lesotho to Canada’s North

The distance between these parishes is so enormous that to get to the next parish, one has to travel by plane most seasons of the year. By Father PaliPascalis Pitso As an Oblate missionary from Lesotho, Africa, working in the Diocese of Moosonee in the James Bay area in Northern Ontario, I have encountered many...

The Power of Love and Forgiveness
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The Power of Love and Forgiveness

By Fr. Augustine Ezediniru, SMMM I have been working in the First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba as a religious missionary for over eight years. It has been an enriching experience. In the midst of these experiences there are difficult challenges, such as witnessing families deal with the effects of residential schools. Living in an...