It took about 15 years but Dr. John Meehan S.J. the President of Campion College, at the University of Regina is now a full member of the Jesuit community. He expressed his final vows April 17 in the Campion College chapel in the presence of his parents, a brother and sister along with more than 200 friends, colleagues and associates.
Meehan has developed a close association with the First Nations community and it was celebrated with a smudging ceremony by Elder Robert Bellegarde that began the service, a special Cree prayer by May Desnomie and an honor song performed by University of Regina student Lee Prosper. It was an ecumenical event as well with representatives of other Christian faiths in the congregation and the Psalm response read and chanted by Rabbi Jeremey Parnes from the Beth Jacob Synagogue. Parnes read in Hebrew then chanted a Jewish response and prompted the congregation who joined in.
Meehan knelt before the Eucharist held high by Reverend Sami Helewa...Read More