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My young granddaughters may have glimpsed the point made in the animated movie The Lion King when the ruler of all animals explains to the young cub that “We are more than we are… we are one,” but after all these years of life, their grandfather still only occasionally awakens to the beautiful wonder of this interconnectedness.
Our most recent Sophia Talks discussed the origin of the word “catholic” and the public perception of the Catholic Church being a closed-minded institution.
An ambassador from the Vatican visited our Agency on Friday, March 3, reaffirming our mission to help society’s most vulnerable, blessing three of our ministries, and leading Mass for staff.
House blessing and renaming ceremonies have continued into 2017, with a focus on Community Outreach and Disability Service homes in Edmonton.
Staff in our four Edmonton-based Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ministries hosted a Family Day Carnival that formed a stronger community with the people we serve.