Hail Brave Hearts
This is your duty, this is your strength, this is your chosen life, the destiny of your path, the choice that you made. Follow it with courage and determination. Follow it with all of your heart, with your soul, with your passion, your intellect and your being. Not all paths are easy, not all times will be grand, not all will understand and not all will help, but persevere regardless. Your story must be told. Told by you.
Bravely travel into the unknown, seek the refuge of the place, contact the people and share their lives. This mission has been accomplished before and will continue.
Venture into the lives of early Canada, the history of this great land. A sharing of cultures, of exchange, of markets, of language and peace. This is the fortitude of the people, the strength of their character, the bond that ties. A familiarity must be established, with honest communication and negotiation. These are the people, this is their land, their customs and their beliefs. A common bond must be found.
Now is the time of the Jesuit. Holy fathers of the faith, looking to convert the aboriginal people to follow the path of righteous and salvation. Hail almighty ones. It is your duty to persevere during these difficult times. Sometimes it’s easy, but frequently the work is difficult and ardurous. Not all of the people have an interest in these fine words. Not everyone views the world from this perspective and not everyone will listen. Of the thousands of people to preach to, the message is received slowly. One by one, over many years, the aboriginals start to convert. The faith must be accepted. People must understand each other and the world must be saved. Peace among us, oh fine nation. Peace among us, to the glory of God.
But it is with great joy that we travel these unknown, rugged and fabulously beautiful lands. It is with great joy that we meet these curious and eager people. It is with great joy that we pursue our mission to convert these people to Christianity and to help them to serve the Lord. The Jesuits are here as a dedicated group of missionaries, intent on fulfilling the directions of their education. These are the soldiers of God, intent on bringing the scripture to the aboriginal people of Canada. All united in the same faith, all members of the same church. It is with great joy that they fulfill their mission, their aptitude and their duty. It is with one call that they come forward, with the demand from their leader, that all peoples come to Christ.
Difficulties are met with gladness, for the challenge of the body is usurped by the spirit within. The spiritual awakening of the joy of bringing the faith to a people who are unknown to the world, but known by God. Come to the parish, learn and worship. The Call to the worlds peoples to unite! Unite as brothers and sisters of the faith. Be Christians! Make Jesus your Lord. Unite in the joy of the love of Jesus. Join us, we prey! Join us in gladness and in praises. Jesus went to the cross for you and rises again. Believe in the scripture and have faith. Be saved by the divine. Pray and be saved. Jesus is Lord.
The endless work to meet people, connect, converse and to find a common bond. The mission to bring the people under one church, with only one God
Be saved, all you mighty ones. Join together, worship together and be saved.
written by Dr. Louise Hayes
April 12, 2020