For eight years running, the Regina Catholic School Division has hosted a lunch to honour those who have chosen to live a consecrated life. This year’s lunch was held February 1 in the Gratton Room at the Division’s office and attracted the largest group ever.
We have 38 people here today,” said Miles Meyers the Division’s Coordinator for Religious Education. “It’s twice the number we had last year. Some have even come from outside the city.”
Most who attended the luncheon were members of Sister congregations, but several members of the Madonna House Apostolate who operate the Marian Centre soup kitchen in downtown Regina were also in attendance. School Board Chair Robert Bresciani welcomed everyone and explained the lunch is held each year as a small gesture of thanks for the efforts those living a consecrated life contribute to and support the Division’s work of Catholic education. Trustees and members of the Division’s senior administration were introduced after which Myers, who organizes the event each year, then led the group in a communal prayer for consecrated life which included a memorial segment recognizing those who died in the past year. A group photo by Division photographer Rob Bredin was taken to commemorate the event.