National Indigenous Peoples Day – A Call to Prayer and Unity

Friday, June 21 2024

On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the co-chairs of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle urge the Catholic community and all Canadians to unite in prayer for spiritual unity. We are invited to give thanks for the strides made in reconciliation since Pope Francis’ penitential pilgrimage. Recognizing the profound impact of the Holy Father’s visit, we celebrate the ongoing collaborative efforts between the Church and Indigenous partner. While we acknowledge the lasting grief, we are guided by the Holy Spirit’s teaching towards truth, respect, and healing. Let us continue to foster dialogue and understanding, embracing our collective journey towards reconciliation with courage, humility, and love.

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