Originally posted on Environmental Explorations:
On my drive to and from the Under Western Skies conference, I was able to stop in Banff.
The first day, it had started snowing, so I couldn’t see the mountains AT ALL. Here is a photo from the Bow River from Monday September 8th, and one from the Banff National Park museum:
I visited it again on the way home, 6 days later, and was greeted by big and beautiful mountains.
Here are some more photos from the drive through the national park:
I wasn’t able to make it to Lake Louise, but am hoping to the next time I go up to Alberta!
**All photos (except map) are my own.
Originally posted on CNS Blog:
NEW YORK — The Raskob Foundation has awarded the Catholic Near East Welfare Association an emergency grant so it can open two additional medical clinics serving displaced Christians in Kurdistan, in northern Iraq.
The agency’s local partners have cited pressing health concerns for the 4,530 Iraqi Christian families living temporarily in the cities of Dohuk and Zahko. They are among Iraqi minorities who have fled advancing Islamic State fighters.
The Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena will administer the clinics and will coordinate their efforts with Chaldean and Syriac Catholic priests responsible for relief efforts in Dohuk and Zahko, respectively.