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Archbishop Lépine with 85-year-old resident Gisele (Photo: Chartwood Retirement Residence)A wish come true!

Thanks to Wish of a Lifetime Canada and the coordination of staff at Chartwell Bois-de-Boulogne, 85-year-old resident Gisele had her wish to reconnect with Archbishop Lépine, come true. A close friend of her late husband, Gisele wanted to meet Most Rev. Lépine again so they could reminisce about old times spent with Claude. Not only did they do so at a surprise lunch surrounded by Gisele's friends and family, the Archbishop also celebrated Mass at the retirement community.

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A special celebration for D&P

On October 20, 2017, Development and Peace will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Go to to learn about the history of D&P, watch videos and find out about upcoming celebrations. Learn more about the vital role women play in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Stay connected. Exciting news and events will be announced throughout the fall. Join a dynamic pan-Canadian movement that takes action for peace and justice!

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, watch a live broadcast on Salt+Light TV September 26 when a special Mass will be celebrated in Ottawa. The Eucharistic celebration, also highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - Caritas Canada, will be held at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa, at 3:30 pm. His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix will be the homilist.

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School of Religious Studies - McGill

The 2017 Birks Lectures - Christian Origins of Religious Freedom - will be given by the well-known Catholic scholar, Robert Louis Wilken, Professor (emeritus) of the History of Christianity, University of Virginia. Among Prof. Wilken's writings are The Christians as the Romans Saw Them (2003), The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God (2005), and The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity (2012).

He has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusa-lem, the Gregorian, the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Notre Dame, and Fordham, where he was a member of the Berkley Centre's Christianity and Freedom Project. He is active in the Institute on Religion and Public Life in New York and a frequent contributor to First Things.

His two lectures are entitled, "Endowed with Freedom" (Tuesday October 3) and "Liberty in the Things of God" (Wednesday October 4). Both lectures will be held at 5:30 pm in the Birks Heritage Chapel, 3520 University Street, Montreal, H3A 2A7. Free admission.

September Café at St. Luke's

There is a pre-CAFÉ study guide available for those interested in attending the next Adult Faith session with guest speaker, Pastor James Slack of Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church. The talk: Always Reforming will be presented in the parish hall of St. Luke's. Pastor Jim will begin with a summary of the Lutheran Reformation of the 16th century and the conflict it caused in medieval Europe. He will then comment on the ecumenical efforts of our two denominations today.

Download the document and circle September 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm on your calendar!

For more information, contact Wendy Aitken.

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