My dad’s words overflow with the Holy Spirit at times, and sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. I opted to give you the next best thing, trying to retell his words through mine. My dad and I are close but in a different way than my mother and I. It’s just different and I can’t really explain. I…

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Sacred heart Retreat House and Visitation Monastery began in 1832 when Bishop Michael Portier invited five Visitation Sisters from Georgetown, D.C. to pioneer the formation of a convent and school for girls. Twenty-seven acres of land was deeded to them, along with a five-room cottage known as the de Angelis house. By 1834, the number of students made it necessary…

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    Welcome to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Banff, Alberta, Canada. For more than 100 years, St. Mary’s has served the faith of natives, traders and trappers, settlers, ranchers and farmers, and growing families from both rural and urban communities. Thanks to our pioneer families and their descendants, many of whom are still active in our parish today,…

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