A Gracious and Hospitable People

Posted January 11, 2016 2:22 pm by Archbishop Richard W. Smith

You know, I really can’t remember the last time I saw an elephant being hauled through town on a flatbed truck. That sight certainly caught my eye as I was being driven through the city of Kottayam, India. I arrived in this country last week to visit five religious communities, some of whose priests are serving in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. The purpose is to meet with the superiors and thank them personally for their generosity towards us. From my impressions of these first few days, I would say that “generosity” describes well the Indian people. Their welcome has been


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