TRIBUTE TO OUR DEAR SR. CLAIRE DEMERS

When we heard the news of your death,

Our eyes were filled with tears,

We wish you could live on,

Our minds were filled with questions and our soul was crushed.

In the flesh, we were reminded of her gentle voice,

We were reminded of her heart warming smiles and unique personality.

We could recall the sound of her voice when she says: “I am praying for you”

We could still recall our last visit to her when her strength was gradually diminishing.

She was a humble soul, a loving and fulfilled religious.

We wanted to write you a song, but we were wondering where we could find the rhythm and melody to describe such a musical gem,

We wanted to write you a poem, but we wondered where to begin to describe words to our dear Sr. who knows how to use her lyrical content, repetition, and rhymes.

She was a vibrant soul, full of wisdom,

There was never a time when you go to her without leaving with words of courage.

She was a woman of prayer, faithful to her rosary and devoted to our mother Mary.

Our Dear Sr. Clare, sleep on in the Lord, rest on in His bosom,

You have fought the good fight and finished the race,

You will remain ever green in our hearts and prayers.

Oh, her days are done,

We confess it in tearful voices but with greater hope that our dear sister Clare has gone home to rest.   Good Night! Till we meet to part no more!                                                            

Release

Message of Support from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle on Indigenous Languages

  (For further information inquiries can be directed to: Tracy Blain 1(613) 241-9461 x. 219 or [email protected])

 

On Monday October 28, 2019, Our lady of Guadalupe Circle released a statement entitled “Message of support from Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle on the occasion of the UN 2019 Year of Indigenous Language”.

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is a Canadian Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, clergy, members of lay movements and male and female institutes of consecrated life that seeks to renew and foster relations between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

This open Letter to all Canadians affirms the major significance of language in the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and expresses a commitment to finding ways to support this vital aspect of reconciliation. The restoration of Indigenous languages has been identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada as a key element in reconciliation.

On Sunday October 27th the statement was previewed with the community at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton, Alberta.  At that time a video prepared to highlight the message was also viewed.

The video and the message are available on the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle website at

https://ourladyofguadalupecircle.ca/

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