Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

When Ann Konkel stepped into the chapel at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton for a Mass commemorating her 106th birthday this summer, she was moved to tears. Due to COVID-19 it was the first time she had attended a church service in over a year.

Nestled amidst the evergreens in the village of Haines Junction in Canada’s Yukon, a tiny church known as Our Lady of the Way has been a source of creative and spiritual inspiration for artist Libby Dulac.

Grief has been all too commonplace these days for Ottawa humanitarian Jimmy Sebulime.

For teenage sprint hurdlers Josh and Jesse Bailey, the goal of one day competing for Canada in the Olympics is much more than a distant dream.

A virtual ceremony will be held July 16 to open Grasett Park in downtown Toronto to commemorate the physicians, nurses, clergy and other caregivers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in caring for the influx of Irish migrants struck down by typhus in 1847.

At the start of the pandemic, retired surgeon Dr. Frank Browne got up at 5 a.m. ready to head into the hospital to tend to the sick. He had heard the call to retired doctors to assist as COVID-19 was taking its toll on the health-care system.

For educator Vanessa Pinto, the discovery of unmarked graves outside of residential schools has only strengthened her resolve to raise awareness of Indigenous history, culture and perspectives in the classroom.

For many struggling with addiction, 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which traditionally centres on the relationship to a higher power, have been an effective path to recovery.

When Ojibwe jingle dress dancer Patience Commanda decided to use her art form to bring awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), she never imagined she would receive hope in return.

Basketball standout Abu Kigab’s tenacious drive to be the best athlete he can may be proof that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.