A ministry of prayer, presence & service...
A small group of Canons Regular, based in Calgary, Alberta, provide for an urban renewal of Gilbertine spirituality in service of St. John the Evangelist in the historic Inglewood neighbourhood. They are soon to be erected a Public Association of the Faithful within the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and will begin testing vocations in September.
The Canons Regular of St. Gilbert of Sempringham (GSmp), shepherded by Br. Robert-Charles Bengry under the Augustinian Rule, is a part of a wider spiritual family of Gilbertines, currently in a variety of states of formation, that include Sisters and Companions, who gather in support of a particular parish and encourage a life of prayer, simplicity and service.
Gilbertine Sisters, Brothers and Canons Regular observe the three evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience with vows. As Gilbertines they are steeped in the English experience of St. Benedict’s Rule as they strive to live in harmony with God and one another. They seek God in the ordinary things of life and are known for their love of God and love of neighbour.
May God “bring us all together to everlasting life” (RB 72:12)
Please pray for Brother Robert-Charles Bengry and Brother Sean-Patrick Beahen as they are ordained priests on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul in Houston by the Most Rev’d Steven Lopes. Below are the Holy cards prepared for this celebration. Masses of Thanksgiving will be held at St. John the Evangelist in Calgary on 2nd & 3rd of July at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend this special occasion and to take advantage of the plenary indulgences associated with a Priest’s first Mass.
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