In the Name of Jesus


Monseigneur Christian Lépine - Lettre Pastorale pour le 375eReleased on December 8, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Archbishop's pastoral letter for the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal highlights the spiritual dimension of the city's origins and history.

It is available in several languages spoken on the territory, in French and in English, and also in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Polish, and Creole. Other versions may be made available in the coming weeks.

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Comment by Monique Gagnon | 2016-12-08

I pray that we honour our ancestors who founded Montreal powered by the Holy Spirit. I pray that the Catholic community start from scratch again to serve the aging, the poor and the abandoned, if we could have sisters and brothers serving God first; open Paliatif Homes, Hospital Volunteers, Catholic Outreach in the streets, converting Church basements to refuges, food banks, a place to come together and support one an other in the name of Jesus.

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