Eucharistic Congress Under Way in Quebec

6/16/2008

Fourth Degree Knights at the 49th International Eucharistic Congress..

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Deputy Supreme Knight Dennis Savoie greet L’Arche founder Jean Vanier at the opening Mass in Quebec.

After many months of preparation, the 49th International Eucharistic Congress began Sunday evening, June 15 with a Mass in Quebec City.

The IEC will continue throughout the week, primarily at facilities at Quebec’s ExpoCité, and is being broadcast live by Salt & Light Television in Canada and by EWTN in the United States with the help of a grant from the Knights of Columbus.

You can watch live streaming video of the IEC on the Internet, at the Salt & Light Web site and at the EWTN Web site

The Knights of Columbus has played an active role in preparations for the IEC from the outset, providing major funding for the event itself, and Canadian Knights played a key role in the cross-country journey of the Arc of the New Covenant  And a new documentary film funded by the Knights of Columbus, Road of Hope: The Spiritual Journey of Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan, is being shown for the first time during the IEC in Quebec.