Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Man finds true calling in Rome

Former residential school student put on new path in Eternal City
Pictures of the seven new saints, including St. Kateri Tekakwitha, hang in
St. Peter's Square for the canonization celebration Oct. 21. Gordon Chualna
was among the 1,500 Canadians who witnessed her canonization.
Photo by Barbara Dowding / Special to The B.C. Catholic
The B.C. Catholic has a story about the life altering journey of Gordon Chualna. The former residential school student went to Rome to see the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, but came back with so much more:
Gordon Chualna's dream of working with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India, has fallen through, but he couldn't be happier. The Catholic Men's Hostel employee and former residential school student went to Rome instead to attend the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

"I had no intention of going to Rome; on New Year's Day I had told my daughter I was going to Kolkata," Chualna said.

He said he admired Blessed Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, and for years yearned to visit the country she served in.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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