On the eve of the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, September 7, 1921, in Dublin, at the initiative of Frank Duff, a young civil servant in the Irish Ministry of Finance and member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a small group of people met with the purpose of together finding a form of apostolate. Together they all invoked the Holy Spirit and recited the rosary before resolving, following the example of the Apostles, to go out in pairs to visit patients in hospital. And so was born the Legion of Mary!
Canadian Bishops Announce $30M National Financial Pledge to Support Healing and Reconciliation Initiatives
The Bishops of Canada, as a tangible expression of their commitment to walk with the Indigenous Peoples of this land along the pathway of hope, are making a nation-wide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities.
On Monday, October 18, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is once again this year inviting parishes, kindergartens, schools and families to take part in the One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign.
One year following the publication of the encyclical "Fratelli tutti," the Office for Consecrated Life and the Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Montreal wish to invite all persons in consecrated life and those involved in social ministry to join them for a virtual meeting: the Carrefour "Fratelli Tutti - For a Culture of Encounter".
Par les fenêtres situées à l'ouest, le soleil doré du soir pénètre le sanctuaire, illuminant l'immense fresque de la Madone et l’Enfant. L'air à l'intérieur est animé par les douces mélodies et l'accompagnement aux tambours métalliques de l'ensemble choral et instrumental. Nous filtrons dans l’espace, arrivés de nos nombreux lieux d'origine et nous nous asseyons un à un, par groupes de deux, par familles, tous chaleureusement accueillis dans l'église de Notre-Dame-des-Hongrois.
All things new! Newman. New academic year. New normal. New adjustments. New ways of living following the hit and heat of the pandemic. New energies and expectations as the doors of McGill University's Newman Centre were opened again to old and new members and, very joyfully, to a new chaplain, who happens also to be the writer of this piece.
Archbishop Christian Lépine will bless a new statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha to be erected in Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. The population is invited to pray to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha for truth and reconciliation this Thursday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The Living with Dignity citizen network (LWD), founded in 2010 in advance of the debate on the issue of "dying with dignity" in Quebec, is officially launching The Treasure of Palliative Care video series today.
The global movement Fridays for Future is calling for participation on a worldwide scale, and Montreal has answered: "Here." The date set by groups Pour le futur and Coalition étudiante pour un virage environnemental et social (CEVES) is Friday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. Participants will assemble on Parc Avenue in front of the Georges-Étienne Cartier monument in Mount Royal Park. This will be a continuation of the event of September 27, 2019, when, along with Greta Thunberg, 500,000 demonstrators gathered in Montreal.
The Sunday liturgy offers nourishment for prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings, praying together with our families or participating at Mass within our faith communities.
Father Ugo Benfante, Quebec’s first worker-priest, died January 15, 2021. The man who laboured his entire life for social justice leaves behind him a heritage that continues to bear much fruit. A commemorative ceremony was held August 27 at Maison de Quartier Villeray. Conceptie Gervé, a social action minister in the Villeray area and one of the organizers of the commemorative ceremony held for Ugo Benfante, agreed to share some of her experiences and memories of this man who touched so many hearts and so many lives.
On this day of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, here is the new pastoral letter from Archbishop Lépine.