|St. Andrew Kim Taegon, the first Korean Roman Catholic priest,|
tortured and beheaded in 1846
O God, who have been pleased to increase your adopted children in all the world, and who made the blood of the Martyrs Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon and his companions a most fruitful seed of Christians, grant that we may be defended by their help and profit always from their example . Through our Lord.
Best wishes to Ottawa's Holy Korean Martyrs Parish on their patronal feast!
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JESUITS IN CANADA 1611-2011
This week the Catholic Register has a special 20-page supplement marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Jesuits in Canada in 1611 (cf. above and accessible at http://www.catholicregister.org/).
The Jesuit Community in Ottawa will mark this special occasion in the Capital with a Mass of Thanksgiving during the annual visitation of the Jesuit Provincial, Father James Webb, S.J., next Monday evening, September 26 at 7:30 PM, that is, on the Feast of the Canadian Martyrs at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church (served by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate at 100 Main Street, Ottawa).
Father Webb will be the principal celebrant and homilist; a reception will follow in the parish hall.
Everyone is welcome!