Pope Francis declared the year 2015 to be the year for Consecrated Life, so this week on the Weekly Edition of Perspectives we continue celebrating consecrated and religious vocations.
On this edition, Deacon Pedro continues exploring Consecrated Life with Bishop Gary Gordon
of Victoria, British Columbia. Even though Bishop Gary is a diocesan bishop and technically not "consecrated" he has deep insights about what it means to live the Consecrated Life and how that life intersects with the life of the missionary.
Before coming to Victoria, Bishop Gary was the bishop of Whitehorse in the Yukon. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Vancouver and spent most of his time as a diocesan priest working with First Nations People.
Bishop Gary also served as the Pacific Regional Representative of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) with the Interfaith Committee on Chaplaincy of the Correctional Service of Canada (1994-2006), and was the CCCB Principal Liaison and spokesperson on the Interfaith Committee (2002-2006).
Since 2007, Bishop Gordon has served as the CCCB Bishop ponens for Catholics involved in prison chaplaincy and pastoral services. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the CCCB Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations since 2011, after previously serving on the former Episcopal Commission for Relations with Associations of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Laity (2007-2008). He has been a member of the Anglican/Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue since 2007, and has served as its Co-Chairman since 2009.