The Who, What, and Why of “Walk the Opeongo Line”

To set out
on a journey like this –
67 kilometres – just over forty miles, or a marathon and a half – of walking,
camping, praying, etc. – you may need some good reasons. A strong sense of
adventure isn’t enough to make everyone fill out the registration form. So, for
those of you asking, “Is this pilgrimage really for me?”, you will,
hopefully, find your answer here.

Who? Wittingly or unwittingly we are
all pilgrims. We each have a spiritual destination to which we are headed. For
those who embrace the pilgrimage, the road on which we walk is difficult, but
God offers all that is necessary to reach the

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Persecution Rising

The rector of Saint
Joseph’s Oratory, Father Claude Grou, was attacked during Mass the other
day, as a ‘tall, thin man in a white hat’ – which sounds like something out of
a mystery novel – approached the priest during his homily, wielding a
vicious-looking two-pronged long knife, which he proceeded to plunge into
Father Grou’s abdomen.  From what we can
ascertain told, the priest fortunately moved sideways, and the sound seems not
life-threatening. Our gratitude to Saint Joseph and Brother Andre and all the
intercessor around that holy site.

Is this an anomaly, or a sign of worse on the horizon? The anger, if so be the

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