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Apr 11, 2013

Ad Gagnon Usque Ad Gagnon

I left for Ottawa from sunny Victoria for another meeting in Ottawa; however this time the snow was receding and the temperature was climbing in the nation's capital. I did hear however that snow was expected after I returned to Vancouver Island! It’s been a long winter in Ontario.

Once a year the English sector of the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments meets with their French counterpart. Ottawa was this year's location, from April 7 – 9. We discuss mutual concerns relative to Liturgy across the country.

It was a real pleasure to meet my very-very distant cousin (extending back in time to a 400-year-old family connection), Bishop Jean Gagnon of the Diocese of Gaspe, Quebec, who sits on the French Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments.

We use a little play on words when we say Ad Gagnon usque ad Gagnon in place of Canada's motto: Ad mare usque ad mare"—From sea to sea, taken from Psalm 72:8.


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