From the Canadian Bishops:
December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, and the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. On this date, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle launched its inaugural website;
Founded in 2016, the Circle is a Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, other clergy, representatives of lay movements and members of institutes of consecrated life, engaged in renewing and fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The website contains numerous resources, including a timeline of actions by Catholic groups in Canada promoting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. It also provides information on Indian residential schools, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 94 Calls to Action. Readers wishing to receive information on the actions for reconciliation are invited to add their email address to the Circle’s online directory.
Among the resources, you can find Indigenous prayers in Ojibwe:
- Od ijinikasowining Weossimind (Sign of the Cross)
- Nossinan (Our Father)
- Kitchitwawendagosi (Glory Be)
- Anjeni Odanamikagewin (Hail Mary)
See also the Ottawa-based Kateri Native Ministries
After hearing God’s voice, John Corston lived a life of ministry helping Indigenous people find healing by sharing the love of Christ. In 2001, John founded Kateri Native Ministry as a non-profit charitable organization. Since then, Kateri has touched the lives of hundreds of Indigenous people and conducted outreach in dozens of communities across Canada. John passed away on Good Friday in 2016, but his vision lives on.