MISSION DATES: June 16, 2017 – July 10, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2017
STAFF LEADERS: Chris Pickup – UBC Campus Team Leader, Erica Stevens – St. Mary’s University, Andrew Krol – HQ Finance Team, Amanda Walsh – Memorial University
This June, Catholic Christian Outreach will be sending a team a missionaries to Northern British Columbia for 3 weeks. The team will arrive in Prince George, and will begin by working with some of the young people of the Diocese, providing training in outreach and evangelization. After our time in Prince George we will head to nearby Fraser Lake. We will also be serving and participating in the annual Rose Prince pilgrimage. Rose Prince is a local native woman whose body was found to be incorrupt, and her cause for canonization is currently being put forward. While in Fraser Lake we will spend time with members of the First Nations community, sharing our evangelistic materials like the Discovery study, and the Ultimate Relationship booklet as well as teaching them how to use them. And of course, while we’re there we’ll have opportunities to experience some of the natural beauty the area has to offer!
SERVANT OF GOD: ROSE PRINCE
Rose Prince was born in 1915 at Fort St. James, BC. She was the third of nine children born to Jean-Marie and Agathe Prince. Her parents were both devout Catholics. As a child, an accident caused her severe spinal deformity, which resulted in lifelong pain and physical disability. Despite her handicap, she lived a productive life of charitable service, prayer, and deep faith. She died of tuberculosis on August 19, 1949, at the age of 34.
In 1951, during the relocation of the Lejac cemetery, Rose’s coffin was accidentally opened, which revealed her incorrupt body. The discovery sparked interest in her holy life and prompted a spontaneous annual pilgrimage to her grave. Many graces have been reported through Rose’s intercession and her Cause for Canonization has been initiated by her local Diocese.
For more info: www.pgdiocese.bc.ca/lejac/