Roots of community
The beauty of the life of the Church unfolded in the quiet, seldom-seen lives of the people in the poplar forests, prairie soddies and humble urban rooming-houses of the earliest years. This life has continued to take root in new hearts and places until today. Truly “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein." (Psalm 23:1/24: 1).
We must never forget that we exist because God loves us and remembers us. In turn, let us remember our faithful ancestors, these God-loving founders. Let us pray that we may be found even half as faithful as they were in their day.
Bishop of Ottawa and Canada