Local First Nations people inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe
Jules Caisse’s heart raced as traditional Indigenous drums beat to the singing of Hosanna in Edmonton’s St. Joseph’s Basilica.
“When they were drumming behind me you could just feel the heart, the beat in your body. It makes me feel closer to God and closer to my people,” said Caisse.
He’s a member of the choir at his parish, Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, invited to sing to upbeat country gospel music during a Dec. 12th Mass celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The Mass was a part of the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous