Papal Visits Past and Present

An interesting combination of the time of year coupled with a papal visit is making me nostalgic. As Pope Francis currently visits Cuba and the U.S. I find myself thinking back 32 years to September 1984 when then Pope John Paul II visited Canada. Upon finishing grad school I had done a few jobs whileContinue reading “Papal Visits Past and Present”

Thirty Years Ago Today The Pope Visited Montreal

Up until 13 years ago, for me September 11th was the anniversary of the visit to Montreal of Pope John Paul II. A project on which I was lucky enough to work as coordinator of youth. Since 2001 the concept of 9/11 has, understandably, taken on a whole different meaning for most of the world.Continue reading “Thirty Years Ago Today The Pope Visited Montreal”