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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.

Frances Lear

Our French legacy

November 27, 2018

After nearly two months of plodding across the prairies in an ox-cart caravan, three Grey Nuns and their Métis interpreter finally arrived at Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. They had endured summer heat and mosquito swarms, crossing sloughs and rivers, to be finally greeted by church bells and First Nations dancers on Sept. 24, 1859, 53 days after leaving St. Boniface, Manitoba.

That caravan delivered the first Sisters to Alberta, and with it, Catholic health care in the province was born.

Read the full story on The Vital Beat (English and French).