Saturday, 1 April 2017

We are the Church: The Pastoral Decision of a Church in the Era of Laity Empowerment

 The story of Oblates in Canada cannot be told without talking about our presence among the First Nation communities. As a matter of fact, four years after the arrival of the Oblates in Canada in 1841, Fr Pierre FISET, visited Sept-Îles, in the Northern Coast of Quebec, to meet the Innu First Nations people. Five years later, in 1850, the Oblates were charged with all the First Nation missions of the Northern Coast of Quebec, from Tadoussac to Labrador. This mission grew with time, drawing many Oblates, both Brothers and priests, to all the nooks and crannies of the vast territory of