Last evening, I attended the Salon du Livre de l'Outaouais in the Palais des Congres in Gatineau (February 24-27).
There were large crowds, with book-signing sessions and open-mic discussions of all sorts of topics, such as the subjects implied in the writings of the religious prize winners:
There was also a special presentation in honour of the 75th Anniversary of NOVAIS, publisher of missalettes, religious books, sacramental preparation programs, etc.
Archbishop Roger Ebacher and I were invited to take part in conferring prizes on the winners and to say a few words to mark the occasion.
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Capernaum: Centre of Jesus' Ministry
During the Neo-Catechumenal Way's seminar for bishops, we travelled on the third day to nearby Capernaum, the base town of Jesus' Galilean ministry, which operated out of the house of Simon Peter.
|Entrance to the archaeological site of Capernaum|
|The synagogue where Jesus healed the demoniac (Mark 1:21-28)|
|The archaeological remains next to Simon Peter's house, over which the octagonal church was built|
|Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop of Caracas, Venezula presided at this Mass celebrated in Spanish|
|Father Isidoro Tomasoni, smm, priest responsible for the Way in Canada|
A Visit to the Grotto of the Annunciation in the Basilica in Nazareth, followed by a luncheon in a restaurant nearby, completed our pilgrim outing.
|Some Canadian bishops at the Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth (left to right: Bishops Jean-Louis Plouffe, Richard Grecco, Terrence Prendergast, Brian Dunn, William McGrattan)|