Seeking Truth and Reconciliation2024-01-18T15:50:17+00:00

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle seeks to assist Catholics in their 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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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 […]

Dec 192021

4-Seasons of Reconciliation Course

December 19th, 2021|

RBC is sponsoring free seats to learn from the various Indigenous contributors involved in the creation of 4 Seasons of Reconciliation.  This self-paced online program offers 10 modules on truth and reconciliation, which is available to all Canadians.

Upon completion of the online course, you will be awarded a “Certificate of […]

Dec 172021

CCCB Resources Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 17th, 2021|

This week’s theme is “Reflection”. We invite you to share these resources widely within your communities to encourage further learning and discussion.

In this video, the Most Rev. Donald Bolen, Archbishop of Regina, reflects on the readings of the fourth Sunday of Advent. We remember Mary, upon learning she was pregnant, […]

Dec 122021

CCCB Resources Third Sunday of Advent

December 12th, 2021|

This week’s theme is “Intergenerational Effects”. We invite you to share these resources widely within your communities to encourage further learning and discussion.

In this video, the Most Rev. Donald Bolen, Archbishop of Regina, reflects on the readings of the third Sunday of Advent, where we hear John the Baptist’s invitation […]

Dec 122021

National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

December 12th, 2021|

On 12 December, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Church in Canada celebrates the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.

This project, with the approval of the Bishops of Canada, has been coordinated since 2002 by the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council (formerly the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal […]

Dec 32021

Cardinal’s Dinner – Archdiocese of Toronto

December 3rd, 2021|

The theme for this year’s Dinner is A Journey Toward Healing and Reconciliation. This journey is particularly relevant to Catholics across Canada. This engaging 60-minute program includes discussion about that journey and how we can all work toward a better future for residential school survivors, their families and all […]

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