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A pilgrimage of healing
A pilgrimage of healing

As she prepares for the Indigenous delegation to Rome, Angie Crerar hopes to find forgivess and reconciliation for her people

Being present
Being present

Archbishop Gerard Pettipas reflects on 15 years as archbishop

‘Finally the homeless have a home’
‘Finally the homeless have a home’

After many months of restoration work, missionary priest is finally able to settle into his parish and rectory

Bringing history to light
Bringing history to light

Archdiocese has high hopes Indian Residential Schools photo project will be a positive step towards reconciliation

Among saints and scholars in Belgium
Among saints and scholars in Belgium

Seminarian Ryan Beaupre reflects on his life-changing year studying in Belgium

Walking on Sacred Ground Together
Walking on Sacred Ground Together

Open discussion at St. Joseph’s provides an opportunity for conversation and healing

Welcoming the stranger
Welcoming the stranger

St. Joseph’s Refugee Committee continues a more than fifty-year legacy

Preservation through song
Preservation through song

Grouard man preserves his language and traditions through Cree hymns

Revitalizing the Girouxville Pilgrimage
Revitalizing the Girouxville Pilgrimage

With new dynamics as an archdiocesan event, locals hope to see a strong future for historic pilgrimage

Fostering faith through Vacation Bible School
Fostering faith through Vacation Bible School

Parent-led initiative brings a joyful side of the Church to young children

Intentional living
Intentional living

Young Catholics in archdiocese find their faith deeply nurtured at St. Therese Institute

Water to the fire
Water to the fire

Peace River pastor saves local parish from arson attempt

Conversations with Bertha: Eastern Catholics
Conversations with Bertha

The second installment in a new series by Archbishop Gerard Pettipas

If you build it, they will come
If you build it, they will come

High Level has big dreams of new parish hall project

Standing the test of time
Standing the test of time

Historic church in Friedenstal commemorates its 100th anniversary this year

Restored and renewed
Restored and renewed

With his parish now repaired from major flood damage, Kenyan priest reflects on his tumultuous first months in Canada

Pilgrimage for St. Joseph
Pilgrimage for St. Joseph

St. Joseph pastors hope Catholics across archdiocese will take part in unique pilgrimage

Remembering Hotel-Dieu in Whitelaw
Remembering Hotel-Dieu

The legacy of early Catholic health care centre in Northern Alberta continues today

‘It’s apocalyptic right now’
‘It’s apocalyptic right now’

Local priest personally affected by India's pandemic crisis calls for prayer

Editor’s reflection: St. Joseph the Worker
Reflection: St. Joseph the Worker

How Christianity and the feast of St. Joseph the Worker bring a new dignity to work

Conversations with Bertha: Apostolic Succession
Conversations with Bertha

The first installment in a new series by Archbishop Gerard Pettipas

A growing faith
A growing faith

Charismatic renewal group El Shaddai celebrates six years in Grande Prairie

Missionary nun and Indigenous Catholic fondly remember the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
'It's like a dream'

Missionary nun and Indigenous Catholic fondly remember their pilgrimage for St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Father Feroz bids farewell
Father Feroz bids farewell

Passionate priest reflects on his three years in northern Alberta

The long way home
The long way home

One family's 20 year journey to the Catholic Church

‘It shows God is still involved’
‘It shows God is still involved’

Holy Week offers a sign of hope for parish priests

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  • A pilgrimage of healing - As she prepares for the Indigenous delegation to Rome, Angie Crerar hopes to find forgiveness and reconciliation for her people Kyle Greenham Northern Light Angie Crerar has lived a life […]
  • Being present - With the anniversary of his nomination on November 30th, Archbishop Gerard Pettipas reflects on his 15 years as an archbishop Q: Looking back, does it seem like it has been […]
  • ‘Finally the homeless have a home’ - After many months of restoration work, missionary priest is able to settle into his parish and rectory Kyle Greenham Northern Light When Fr. John Basiimwa arrived at his new parish […]
  • Bringing history to light - Archdiocese has high hopes that Indian Residential Schools project will be a positive step towards reconciliation Kyle Greenham Northern Light Archbishop Gerard Pettipas can still recall the painful yet heartfelt […]
  • Among saints and scholars in Belgium - In this article, seminarian Ryan Beaupre reflects on his past year studying in Belgium, earning a masters in theology Ryan Beaupre Northern Light I know it is a strange thing […]
  • Walking on Sacred Ground Together - Open discussion at St. Joseph’s provides an opportunity for conversation and healing by Fr. Remi Hebert, C.Ss.R. Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Grande Prairie I believe it is a […]
  • Welcoming the stranger - St. Joseph’s Refugee Committee continues a more than fifty year legacy Kyle Greenham Northern Light As they hope to welcome a new family this autumn, St. Joseph’s Refugee Committee in […]
  • Preservation through song - Grouard man preserves his language and traditions through Cree hymns By Kyle Greenham Northern Light Through his passion for music, Manny Chalifoux has found a way to keep the Cree […]
  • Revitalizing the Girouxville Pilgrimage - With new dynamics as an archdiocesan event, locals hope to see a strong future for historic pilgrimage By Kyle Greenham Northern Light The light of the sun slowly departed and […]
  • Fostering faith through Vacation Bible School - Parent-led initiative brings a joyful side of the Church to small children By Kyle Greenham Northern Light Jamie Schoorlemmer looks over the grounds of Moonshine Lake Provincial Park, where some […]