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Dec 18, 2016
Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe
The twelfth day of December is the memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas. At Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, we celebrated Mass, at which one of parishioners reenacted the story of Mary’s appearance in Mexico to St. Juan Diego in 1531...
Dec 16, 2016
Full of grace
On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Our Lady of Grace Parish (Ganges, Salt Spring Island) celebrated their parish feast ...
Dec 12, 2016
Pastoral Letter: Our majestic lands, a gift from God
The twelfth day of December is the memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe, commemorating the appearance in 1531 of the Virgin Mary to an Indigenous Mexican, Juan Diego, who is the first Indigenous saint.
In December 1531, Juan Diego was granted an apparition of Mary on four separate occasions at the Hill of Tepeyac. Mary brought to Juan Diego a message of new life and her maternal protection and care as the Mother of Jesus, giving him and all Indigenous peoples of the Americas a message of hope and loving favour from God. The words she spoke to him, “No estoy yo aqui que soy tu madre?” (Am I not here, I who am your mother?) are inscribed over the main entrance to the Basilica of Guadalupe ...
Nov 30, 2016
1917 - 2017: 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions
Next year marks a special occasion for Portugal and the Catholic Church: the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children, the pastorinhos of Fatima, in 1917 ...