Tekakwitha Conference 2006 09
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2006The first one was presided by the Archbishop of Denver, Bishop Chaput, OFM cap (Order of Friars Minor Capuchin) assisted by 3 bishops, that of the second day at the Lummi’s was presided by the archbishop of Seattle, Bishop Brunett, the third by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo also from the archdiocese of Seattle.
At least twenty fathers and brothers, in vestments, formed the opening procession and I was most struck by the opening of the first day for I could not refrain from thinking: they have let the Natives hold their plenary sessions, their workshops, and now the clergy dressed in white, and White themselves (only a few members were themselves Native) were reasserting their might and occupying again the front stage. Yet, such acts could be placed on a more strictly spiritual level: after a full day of testimonies by the laity,
July 30th, 2020
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