Pictures from Victoria


You can find some wonderful pictures by Thatcher Kelley of the reception of members of the Fellowship of John Henry Newman on April 15 by Victoria Bishop Richard Gagnon here.


You can read Bishop Gagnon's homily here.

There was this disconcerting photo for those of us who have only ever seen former Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (ACCC) Bishop Peter Wilkinson in clericals:


The Catholics in Victoria welcomed us with a cake!


I have many pictures of our Ottawa reception here, here, here and here and Ottawa Archbishop Prendergast's sermon here, and a YouTube recording of it here.

Author: Deborah Gyapong

Deborah Gyapong is a member of the Sodality of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary ( in Ottawa, a former parish of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (Traditional Anglican Communion) whose members were received individually and corporately into the Roman Catholic Church on April 15, 2012 by Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at St. Patrick’s Basilica. Under the provisions of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, the community will celebrate an approved Anglican Use liturgy and hopes to soon join with other sodalities across Canada to form the Canadian Deanery of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter under Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary. As we wait for our priest(s) to be ordained as Catholic priests, God willing, Archbishop Prendergast will provide priests to celebrate our Sunday Eucharist according to the Anglican Use. Deborah is a journalist who covers religion and politics in Canada’s national capital, writing primarily for Roman Catholic newspapers since 2004. Her novel The Defilers, published in 2006, was not a best seller, alas. She spent 17 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in news and current affairs, including 12 years as a television producer.

1 thought on “Pictures from Victoria”

  1. Dear Deborah,

    A warm welcome-back and welcome-home to you!

    Regarding your comment on former ACCC Bishop, Peter Wilkinson, appearing out of his clericals, I prefer to see as a wonderful example of humility for us all.


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