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Father Cristino Bouvette reconciles his two identities as an indigenous priest

20 January 2022

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

When Fr. Cristino Bouvette of the Calgary Diocese became a priest, he dreaded telling his kokum, or grandmother – a residential school survivor.

In this story for CBC’s national radio program, The Current, Father Cristino talks shares his story. It’s one of reconciliation, openness, vulnerability, suffering and reconciling his two identities as an indigenous priest.