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CCCB & Canada's Indigenous Peoples

January 14, 2012
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has dedicated a new page on its website to the Church and Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
This special project was launched to coincide with the feast day of Canada's first woman saint, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys. In the Universal Church, St. Marguerite's feast day is celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 11. St. Marguerite is well-renowned in the Canadian Catholic Church for her constant dedication to education, as well as her love and support of the indigenous in the first French colonies in Canada.
According to the CCCB, their new webpage that reaches out to Indigenous peoples aims to "serve as a reference tool to recall the common history and enduring traditions shared by the Church and Indigenous Peoples, and to highlight what is currently being done on a pastoral level among Indigenous Peoples in each of the four major pastoral regions of Canada."
Their page will host various sections that detail the history of the Church and Canada's indigenous peoples. More than that, clergy and faithful alike will find a CCCB art collection, official texts from the Vatican, information on Indian residential schools and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, who will soon be canonized as North America's first aboriginal saint. As you know, Salt + Light will be producing a major documentary on Blessed Kateri's life this year. In doing so, we wish to spread the good news of this new North American saint with you all. We look forward to this documentary with great joy and ask for your continued prayers and support.
For more information, visit the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops website.
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CNS photo: Emanuela De Meo
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