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Pilgrimage will honour 'Rose of the Carrier'
By Kate Regala
The B.C. Catholic
Pilgrims will have a chance to sing, learn, and pray for peace and healing together at the Rose Prince Lejac Pilgrimage July 5-7.
Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities will honour the memory of Rose Prince at the pilgrimage, held where the Lejac Indian Residential School once stood, west of Prince George, between Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake.
Rose Prince's incorrupt body symbolizes healing, said Rennie Nahanee, Coordinator of First Nations Ministry in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
The three-day event will include meals, the Stations of the Cross, confessions, a procession with candles, a healing Mass with guest speaker Sister Kateri Michell, SSA, and a Mass said by Bishop Stephen Jensen of Prince George.
Nahanee believes that in addition to seeking reconciliation and healing, pilgrims can learn about the culture of the aboriginal people and their experiences in residential schools.
Rose Prince, like many aboriginals, was sent to a residential school. While some resent the sisters who taught in these schools, Rose Prince encouraged prayer and forgiveness.
In 1951 Rose Prince's body was found to be incorrupt when her coffin broke open while being moved. Many believe she is a shining example of a pure life, free from hatred and poisonous habits such as drugs and alcohol.
Rose Prince's body, Nahanee added, is a symbol of reconciliation for those with painful memories of abuse and loss of cultural identity in residential schools.
The pilgrimage is expected to be a spiritual and life-changing experience. "Some people take dirt from the grave, hoping a miracle will happen," Nahanee said, pointing out the opportunity for admitting to and repenting of sins, which can "bring people to a new way of life."
Nahanee will be attending the pilgrimage for the first time. "It just makes me feel like I'm not alone in my faith," he said.
Date of Birth: June 22, 1952
Born on a reserve in Brantford, Ontario, this Oneida Indian never thought about the acting profession during his youth. While working as a audio technician for a Canadian rock band, one of his co-workers encouraged him to try out the art. Greene was indifferent to the idea, until losing a game of cards to which he put his future career on the line.
He attended The Centre for Indigenous Theatre's Native Theatre School program to try out his acting chops. After graduating in 1974, he started landing small roles in television, film and radio. He then crossed the pond to work on the London stage for a few years.
Greene returned to Canada in the mid-1980s where he picked up his first major feature film credit, the historical epic, Revolution
, opposite Al Pacino
. Five years later, he landed the role of Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves
(1990). The part not only provided him with major exposure around the world, it garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The song that I will sing is an old song, so old that none knows who made it. It has been handed down through generations and was taught to me when I was but a little lad. It is now my own song. It belongs to me. This is a holy song (medicine-song), and great is its power. The song tells how, as I sing, I go through the air to a holy place where Yusun (The Supreme Being) will give me power to do wonderful things. I am surrounded by little clouds, and as I go through the air I change, becoming spirit only.
- Geronimo, Apache (1829-1909)
Dances with wolves - On Bagpipes (Spirit of the Glen Album) ORIGINAL