The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
- Isaiah 40:8
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Households of Faith Launch - October 4th at St. Boniface Cathedral at 7:30 PM
What is a Household of Faith? What is this new endeavour of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, and when will it be launched? In this video, Archbishop LeGatt offers some explanations, plus a very special invitation to attend the Households of Faith launch that he will be presiding, which will take place on October 4th - the Feast of St. Francis - at 7:30 PM at St. Boniface Cathedral. Save the date, and we'll see you there!
To view the poster, click here
CCCB Plenary: Commitments in Continues Work for Reconciliation
Having returned from the first in-person plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) since prior to the pandemic, Archbishop LeGatt shared with us the main takeaways from this national gathering of all Canadian bishops, namely continued work in the paths of reconciliation with Turtle Island’s Indigenous peoples. From vigorous renunciation of the Doctrine of Discovery, to adherence to UNDRIP, to the $30 Million the Church in Canada has committed to raising, benefiting local Indigenous communities, truly, such efforts have only just become, and local efforts will continue in this long road of reconciliation.
Walking Together: Now What?
Following the historic papal penitential pilgrimage to Canada last month, during which Pope Francis apologized for the “catastrophic” wrongs committed to Indigenous peoples through colonization and residential schools, and the important role the Church had to play in this national tragedy, Archbishop LeGatt looks back at this historic encounter. He also, though, looks forward: what’s next? Let us not allow this historic moment fizzle. Rather, let us continue to take on our shared responsibility of continuing to work towards a world of equity and justice for all.
➡️Check out various #Reconciliation resources on our website here: https://www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=1102
➡️Take part in the FREE online program, Four Seasons for Reconciliation, here: https://www.archsaintboniface.ca/main.php?p=1109
➡️Read all of Pope Francis’ statements and other messages throughout his penitential pilgrimage to Canada, here: https://www.vatican.va/.../out.../documents/canada-2022.html
St. Boniface Group Witnesses Pope Francis' Apology in Maskecis, and the Pilgrimage in Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta
A group of 40 Indigenous residential school survivors, elders and their caregivers from Berens River, Bloodvein, Hollow Water, Poplar River and Sagkeeng First Nations, as well as Manitogogan and Seymourville, headed out by bus to Alberta on July 23 to attend Pope Francis' historic apology to Canada's Indigenous people for the Catholic church's role in establishing and running a majority of residential schools.
The group was accompanied by Archbishop Albert LeGatt, nuns from the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, as well as Daniel Lussier from Réseau Compassion Network, Winnipeg Free Press reporter John Longhurst.
On July 25, the group was on hand at Maskwacis to hear Pope Francis's apology. The following day, the group attended the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage, where Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer.
To view a photo gallery of the trip, click here or on photo.
The trip, as well as the papal apology, was highly mediatized.
To read John Longhurst's testimony on his experiences during the trip, click here.
To read CBC Manitoba's Emily Brass article, click here.
To read the Catholic Register's article by Michael Swan, click here.
NEW - Households of Faith Launch
NEW - Archbishop LeGatt on the CCCB Plenary and Commitments in Continued Work for Reconciliation
Walking Together: Now What?
St. Boniface Group attends Pope Francis' Apology
Diocesan Youth Instagram Account!
Body Mind and Spirit 9-Week Training Program – Starts October 4 or 5, 2022
La P'tite Pasto
Book Launch of The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions
Mindful Self-Compassion Online Course – September 29 to November 3, 2022
Multicultural Rosary – Come, pray and celebrate in your language!