On April 14 at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica in London, Fr. Joseph Dabrowski from the Michaelite Fathers was ordained as a Bishop. What a truly remarkable celebration it was! 20 bishops from all across Canada and USA, with the Cardinal Thomas Collins and the Superior General of the Michaelite Fathers Kazimierz Radzik and about 150 diocesan priests, sisters and religious and many faithful from the diocese of London and beyond were in attendance. After the ceremony everyone was making remarks on the beauty of the celebration and a great spirit of a one family of the people of God. Please pray for Bishop Joe Dabrowski as he assumes the responsibility of the Auxiliary Bishop to Bishop Fabbro CSB in the administration of the Diocese of London.
It is with great sadness that we inform you all of the death of Jozef Chudy - father of Fr. Waclaw Chudy. The Funeral will take place Monday Feb 2nd in Ustrzyki Dolne in Poland at 1.30pm.
To You, o Lord, we commend the soul of Jozef your servant;
in the sight of this world he is now dead, in Your sight may he live for ever.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
Kateri is the Patron of our North-American Vice-Province. She was born near the town of Auriesville, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She was four years old when her mother died of smallpox. She was adopted by her two aunts and an uncle. Kateri became converted as a teenager. She was baptized at the age of twenty and incurred the great hostility of her tribe. Although she had to suffer greatly for her Faith, she remained firm in it. Kateri went to the new Christian colony of Indians in Canada. Here she lived a life dedicated to prayer, penitential practices, and care for the sick and aged. Every morning, even in bitterest winter, she stood before the chapel door until it opened at four and remained there until after the last Mass. She was devoted to the Eucharist and to Jesus Crucified. She died on April 17, 1680 at the age of twenty-four.