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31 January 2018

Catholica 200 – Bicentenary of the Catholic Church in Western Canada


And the desert shall blossom

In 2018, the Catholic Church in western and northern Canada will celebrate a momentous anniversary, the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the Roman Catholic church in this wide and beautiful, yet also challenging and even at times forbidding land.

From the plains of the southern prairies and parklands, and then beyond the mountains to the Pacific Ocean, from the northern forest rivers, lakes and then beyond the barrens of the Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean, the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been preached and lived.

Read Archbishop LeGatt’s complete letter about the significance and importance of this anniversary.

Watch the video of Archbishop Albert LeGatt, Archbishop of Saint-Boniface as he speaks to the media, community organizations, and current and future sponsors and partners about the Official Launch of Catholica 200 and the yearlong Jubilee which will be filled with large and small liturgical and cultural celebrations.

Source: Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface