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This Place: Real People. Real Faith.

Emilie Callan travels coast to coast to discover places where people find relationship and meaning within their community of faith in dioceses across Canada. We know Canada is a beauty. It’s time we draw attention to the vibrant Catholic faith inhabiting this vast expanse of land.
This Place: Real People. Real Faith.




Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

In this episode, Emilie visits the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Manitoba, home to the first Catholic mission in Western Canada. Today, the archdiocese is committed to evangelization, reconciliation with First Nations, and responding to the needs of rural communities.

E1 | Diocese of London

We hit the road and begin our adventures in southwestern Ontario, in the Diocese of London. We take part in an Italian parish festival, visit a summer camp, and learn of a special connection with Saint André Bessette. Surrounded by small and great lakes, the Diocese of London is full of surprises.

E2 | Archdiocese of Ottawa

In this episode, Emilie visits the Diocese of Ottawa, a hub for new religious communities and national movements. Join her as she visits a few of them and a family farm, heads to a Rosary Bowl, and stops in a town famous for its cheese.

E3 | Diocese of Hamilton

Emilie visits the second largest English-speaking diocese in Canada, the Diocese of Hamilton. In this episode, Emilie joins elementary schools on a field trip, learns about an outreach ministry, and discovers the Bruce-Grey countryside.

E4 | Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie

Join Emilie as she visits the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie! Starting her trip in Wawa, she visits the city of Sault Ste. Marie, two parishes in North Bay, the bishop in Sudbury, and missions on Manitoulin Island.

E1 | This Place: Off the Road

Emilie reconnects with Fr. Daniele Muscolino, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in North Bay, and Claire Bondy, Family and Youth Ministry Specialist in the Diocese of London. We also meet Fr. Nathan Siray, pastor at the new Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Rockies in Canmore, Alberta.

E2 | This Place: Off the Road

Emilie speaks with Sherri Ramirez and Fr. Tony O’Dell from the De Mazenod Door in Hamilton, Jacob Douglas from NET Ministries in Ottawa, and Fr. Peter Keller from St. Peter’s Seminary in London!

E3 | This Place: Off the Road

Emilie reconnects with Nicholas Arnold, former camp director for CCLC in the Diocese of London, and Sister Monica Katchang, missionary sister in the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, and there's a special guest appearance by one of our own crew members!

E4 | This Place: Off the Road

Emilie speaks with Bishop Marcel Damphousse, recently named coadjutor bishop for the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. She also gets to reconnect with Cathy Philpott from Waupoos Family Farm and Fr. Augustine from the Fort Alexander First Nation community.

E5 | This Place: Off the Road

Emilie chats with Erwin Fung to find out what they’re doing in Vancouver to raise young disciples in the Church.  Plus, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, from the new Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall, speaks to us about the amalgamation of two dioceses. 

E6 | This Place: Off the Road

Emilie catches up with Serge Buisse, a seminarian from the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface she met two years ago. She also meets Patrick Douglas from the Archdiocese of Toronto and Michelle D’aoust from the Diocese of Charlottetown, both working on some exciting new projects. 

E7 | This Place: Off the Road

In this episode, we learn about  summer camps in Manitoba and radical pastoral plans in Nova Scotia. We’ll also be speaking to someone from the This Place crew! 

E1 | Our Lady of the Rockies

Go on a virtual pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Rockies, Canada’s newest pilgrim-worthy destination located in Canmore, Alberta. This new structure dedicated to Our Lady took close to 3 years to build and officially opened on May 30, 2020. 

E2 | St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica

In this episode, Emilie visits St. Mary’s Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, a national historic site and the second oldest cathedral in Canada, celebrating its 200th anniversary. 

E3 | Martyrs’ Shrine

Go on a virtual pilgrimage to Midland, Ontario, home to the national shrine dedicated to the Canadian Martyrs! To this day, Jesuits maintain an active and spiritual presence in the area and live at the shrine year-round. 


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