Category: Summer 2018

Josephine Heslenfeld: Timeless Kindness
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Josephine Heslenfeld: Timeless Kindness

BY ANNE HANLEY The devotion of donors to our missionaries knows no bounds. Every day, we see the commitment of friends and benefactors in the donations, letters and calls that we receive from across our land. Josephine Heslenfeld was one such friend and donor. Josephine wrote to us in October 2017—enclosing a donation and letting...

Sister of Charity Receives National Honour
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Sister of Charity Receives National Honour

BY SR. ROMA DE ROBERTIS VICTORIA, B.C. — Long­time northern Canadian missionary Sister Fay Trom­bley received the prestigious Polar Medal from Governor General Julie Payette at Government House here March 21. The Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) has minis­tered in Tuktoyaktuk, NT. since late 2005 among mainly Inuvi­aluit Indigenous people. The Polar...

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...