Seeking Truth and Reconciliation2021-05-11T12:38:23+00:00

One of the purposes of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is to assist Catholics in engagement with the Truth and Reconciliation process and its Calls to Action. The Circle seeks first to understand Indigenous Peoples and Spiritualities and their relationship to the Catholic Church. It is by honouring Indigenous peoples, cultures and spiritualities and by acknowledging with sadness the many failures of the past that the work of reconciliation can move forward.

The Circle recognizes that understanding and education must lead to action for reconciliation.


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Jul 222022

Deep Dive Podcast into the Pope’s Visit-America Media

July 22nd, 2022|

In a special deep-dive episode of “Inside the Vatican,” residential school survivors, church leaders anda historian explain how and why Catholic religious orders like the Oblates of Mary Immaculate partnered with the Canadian government to operate schools that forcibly removed Indigenous children from the care of their parents-which flew in […]

Jul 202022

Statement from Development and Peace — Caritas Canada

July 20th, 2022|

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This Sunday, Pope Francis is arriving in Canada for a five-day pastoral visit to dialogue with Indigenous peoples, to accompany us “walking together” on the path of initiatives already begun for healing and reconciliation, and to express his heartfelt closeness.

Development and Peace […]

Jun 102022


June 10th, 2022|

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The Indigenous delegation to Rome and Pope Francis’ apology is one more step toward truth and reconciliation. Another step will evolve through the Papal visit to Canada.  In anticipation, members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle (OLGC) invite you to pray individually […]

Apr 12022

Historic Meeting Indigenous and the Holy Father

April 1st, 2022|

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Greetings, we have all been privileged to witness the historic meeting of Inuit, Métis, and First Nations delegations and the Holy Father and to receive his profound address in response. After years of preparation it has finally occurred. However it is one […]

Mar 212022

Fast Approaching, Indigenous Delegations Visit with the Holy Father

March 21st, 2022|

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Greetings, the time of the visit of the Indigenous Delegations with the Holy Father is fast approaching (March 28-April 1, 2022). As co-chairs of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle we encourage Canadian Catholics and all Canadians to prepare to participate […]

Mar 112022

Indigenous delegations’ visit to Rome

March 11th, 2022|

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We received gratefully the recent announcement of the upcoming visit of First Nations, Inuit and Metis delegations with Our Holy Father Pope Francis at the Vatican. The Canadian Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has […]

Jan 282022

Canada’s Catholic Bishops establish new registered charity to support healing and reconciliation initiatives

January 28th, 2022|

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Canada’s Catholic Bishops have agreed to establish a new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation initiatives. The charity is expected to manage the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, which will accept contributions from 73 dioceses across Canada in order to fulfill […]

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