Faith is Lt. Col. Joseph Nonato's best companion
While some soldiers question their faith when confronted by the horrors of war, Lt. Col. Joseph Nonato found that military service affirmed him as a Catholic.
“Every single person has to undergo some kind of pressure so you can confirm your faith,” he said. “Having to go somewhere like Afghanistan, where you are having to live your faith in front of everybody else … that was mine.”
For the next three years Nonato will command the 250 men and woman of the Royal Regiment of Canada. The reservist who teaches religion at Toronto’s De La Salle College is the first Filipino Canadian