Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we be drawn by the light of God made man - Pope Francis
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Pope Francis advances the cause of sainthood of Ovide Charlebois
Born in Quebec, Ovide Charlebois lived a life of heroic Christian virtue, serving in Saskatchewan, establishing schools and churches in Manitoba, all the while ministering to Indigenous peoples.
In this new Story of Faith, Father Robert Laroche, omi, describes the extraordinary work of a committed missionary, and notes the deep respect bishop Charlebois, the first apostolic vicar of Keewatin, had for Indigenous peoples.
To read the full story, click here or on the photo.
Archbishop LeGatt's Advent Message
We are now in the holy season of Advent. This liturgical season is filled with images of tenderness and love. But it is also filled with apocalyptic stories that remind us to prepare ourselves and our world. Christ came, he is coming again, but where is he today? How are you and I working to be Christ's presence in the world, today?
Archbishop Albert invites us to reflect on being present in the now, and on the importance of taking small steps towards being the incarnation today, of Christ in the midst of our suffering world.
Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Statement on the CBC's The Fifth Estate Documentary
In a spirit of seeking transparency, the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface comments on the recent television broadcast of the CBC's The Fifth Estate documentary, The List: Unravelling Church Secrets. To read the document, click here, or on the diocesan logo.
An update on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops implementation of its guidelines on protecting minors, dated November 15, 2019, is available here.
A Priest who Walked in the Footsteps of the Disciples
Manitoba born, Father Eugène Raimbault passed away on October 14, 2019 at Domaine Saint-Dominique, Québec.
The son of Pierre Raimbault and of Julienne Hermary, he was born in Saint Boniface on December 30, 1930.
Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface on June 13, 1958, Eugène Raimbault served as pastor at Holy Family Parish, Christ the King Parish and Holy Redeemer Parish, where he was the founding pastor.
Many will recall his devotion to Christ and the quality of his leadership, which he ably exercised in the charismatic prayer movement.
Father Raimbault's funeral mass was celebrated at the Saint Boniface Cathedral on Monday, October 28, and presided by Archbishop Albert LeGatt.
In his bilingual homily, Bishop Albert Fréchette recalls Father Raimbault's joie de vivre, as well as dedication as a pastor and openess to the Holy Spirit. Click here to read the full text.
Archbishop emeritus of St. Boniface, Émilius Goulet, was also on hand to give a tribute to "a very good, very kind, very sensitive" priest. Click here to read the full text.
A Tribute to the “Bridges of Caring” Created by the Grey Nuns
The Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba paid tribute to the foundresses of Manitoba’s health and human service systems – the Grey Nuns – by unveiling a monument on October 16 at the corner of Taché Avenue and Despins Street, on the pedestrian loop between The Forks and Saint Boniface Hospital located near the bank of the Red River.
To read the full story, click here or on photo.
To see video coverage by the CTV, click here.
To read a French Radio-Canada article, click here.
Care for the planet, care for the poor
The Amazonian rain forests, that generate 20% of the Earth's oxygen, are burning.
How can we protect our planet? In his most recent video, Archbishop LeGatt reminds us that care
for the environment must include care for humanity's most vulnerable people.
- New Story - Venerable Bishop Charlebois
- New Video Message from Archbishop LeGatt
- Statement on the CBC's The Fifth Estate Documentary
- New Story - Eugène Raimbault : A Faithful Priest
- New Story - A Tribute to the Grey Nuns
- New Video Message from Archbishop LeGatt
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