Nearly 10,000 pilgrims visit St Francis Xavier’s relic in Calgary

Nearly 10,000 pilgrims visit St Francis Xavier’s relic in Calgary

Over 5,000 people made a pilgrimage to St Albert the Great Parish in southeast Calgary for the public veneration of the relic of St Francis Xavier. Nearly 2,500 attended Sunday Mass at the church in the presence of the incorrupt arm of the saint, on a special tour marking Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. An additional 200 more visitors waited patiently in a line overflowing into the basement as evening vespers prayers with the relic after mass….

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Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

Over 600 Displays at Nativity Show

The 20th annual Nativity Show at West End Christian Reformed Church runs from Thursday, December 14-16. Thursday and Friday hours are 6pm-9pm, Saturday hours are 3pm-9pm. The church, located on the North end of Candy Cane Lane, has stayed humble to its roots and spends next to nothing on advertising. Instead they have relied on word of mouth, a handful of posters, and repeat visitors like me to continue their unique Christmas tradition. This year, there…

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Holy Doors Open at St Joseph’s Basilica

Holy Doors Open at St Joseph’s Basilica

Pope Francis declared the 2016 church year a Jubilee year of Mercy. His Holiness asked the Holy Door be opened in every diocese around the world. The Holy Door is a designated door of a cathedral which remains closed until a year of Jubilee. In Edmonton, Archbishop Richard Smith blessed the doors on Gaudete Sunday (December 13, 2015) and opened the doors in communion with churches around the world. While the Holy Doors in Rome open every…

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The Music Video That Took A Year To Create

The Music Video That Took A Year To Create

A video featuring local musician Joyce Chan took an entire year to film, literally. The concept covers all four seasons in the city, and that was why it was a long production to put together. The project was a product of the Faith Rock Star 3 series where Zadok Wu came out as the winner. Joyce Chan was the runner-up in the competition. Due to Wu being out of the country, the series opted to spend…

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