Michael Lapsley Visit

On Sunday, September 29th, Fr. Michael Lapsley will preach at the 11am service. We will be recognizing Orange Shirt day, so please wear your orange best!

Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.

Father Michael Lapsley, SSM, is a South African Anglican priest and social justice advocate. After he lost both hands and an eye in a letter bomb attack in Zimbabwe in 1990, he developed the Healing of Memories Workshop to run in parallel to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1996-1997), creating a platform for those who wished to share their experiences and be heard compassionately. Over the following two years, the workshops were offered through the length and breadth of the country, and in 1998 the Institute for Healing of Memories was born. Today, the Institute offers workshops and training to diverse groups all over the world, offering a venue to explore how scars of the past continue to shape our lives, attitudes and choices.

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