Designing the Papal Mass vestments, with Julia and Adam Kozak

22 July 2022

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

Julia Kozak, an Indigenous artist and dancer, was approached to create a design for the Holy Father to wear during his celebration of the Holy Mass in Edmonton.

She discerned along with her husband Adam how to bring forth her gift of talent and tradition to help share healing and promote reconciliation in harmony with her faith.

She incorporated traditional beadwork and stitching, with prayers for blessing and healing as she created the deign. Her hope is that her message resonates, and that spending this effort assists people in choosing a path of forgiveness and helping each other, being open to a new relationship and walking forward together.