Monday, September 16, 2013

Rose Prince pilgrimage brings 'real depth of faith'

Whitehorse and Prince George bishops attend three-day celebration
Priests, native elders, and laity participate in a Eucharistic procession during the Rose Prince Pilgrimage in Lejac, B.C. Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Weeks before they went back to Corpus Christi College for classes, nine students went north to Lejac, B.C., to attend the annual Rose Prince Pilgrimage in July. Alongside native elders, the undergraduates listened to testimonies from people who knew the holy woman who died in 1949. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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