Bishop Lopes sends his blessing to upcoming conference

letterWe are one week out from the upcoming Conference on the Anglican Tradition in the Catholic Church, and conference organizers have received a gracious letter of welcome and blessing from Bishop Steven Lopes.

The upcoming ninth conference of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, to be held in thanksgiving principally for the tenth anniversary of Anglicanorum Coetibus, but also for the fortieth anniversary this coming year of St John Paul II’s Pastoral Provision, is being held in Toronto on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th.

In his letter to conference participants, Bishop Lopes highlights the gratitude that is at the centre of our conference activities and services. “We have so much for which to be grateful,” the bishop says. “We give thanks to God for the canonization of Saint John Henry Newman last month. Indeed, he is our great patron and model, himself bringing some of the best of the Anglican patrimony into the full communion of the Catholic Church.”

“In spending time with each other, in studying and discussion the traditions we hold dear, and most of all in prayer — the worship of God in the beauty of holiness — you give witness to the vitality of the Church and new expression to the diversity that is possible when we find a deeper unity of faith.”

Register for the conference now at anglicantradition2019.eventbrite.com and join all of us giving God praise and thanksgiving for the historic blessing of Anglicanorum Coetibus on its tenth anniversary. In the words of Bishop Lopes, “God’s blessings are abundant!”

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