Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bishop bikes through Bow Valley on cross-country “pilgrimage”

From Canada-

Anglican Bishop Rob Hardwick is on a cross-country trek to meet and pray with people and to raise money for different charitable causes. Hardwick, a Saskatchewan bishop with Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle, cycled through the Bow Valley on Monday. His day began in Radium B.C. in the morning around 8:00 a.m. and he arrived in Canmore at 5:00 in the evening, averaging about 24 km/h along the way he estimated.

“It’s a pilgrimage,” the bishop said. “It’s praying for people and situations and praying, primarily, for unity for healing and reconciliation.”

Hardwick’s journey began at Holland Point Park in Victoria, B.C. on May 19. It is estimated that it will take him 62 days to complete the 7,877-kilometre route to finish in St. John’s, Nfld. on Aug. 1. The trip’s aim to foster unity and reconciliation is within the the Anglican Church of Canada, with Indigenous Peoples, and all who are hurting.

During his trip, Hardwick aims to raise $2 million for different causes. He plans to raise $800,000 to support Indigenous ministries in the Anglican Church of Canada. The remaining $1.2 million is planned for various causes — to help build a medical centre in Muyinga, Burundi, to help construct a home in Regina, Saskatchewan with Habitat for Humanity and to conduct mission work in his home diocese in southern Saskatchewan.

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