Catholic Inuit community: everything you should know

The period of 1935 to 1950 is regarded as very important when it comes to Catholics in the Inuit community. It was the Pelly Bay which first of all saw the rise of the religion in the region and among the Inuit people. The overall management of the missionaries is done in a manner which is highly precise. The history of the region regarding the Catholic community can be traced as easily as there are many books which have been written on the subject. The fact of the matter is that the Catholics reached the region long before any mission ever arrived there. The books which have been written in this regard also show that the people of the region welcomed the first mission when they arrived in the region. The Inuit people also offered food and housing to such missionaries and therefore the first churches in the region were formed during this era. (more…)

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Main strategies of Inuit Missionary

The missions to the Inuit people are very high and have been spread over various parts of the history. The best part of such missions to Inuit is that they paved way for other missions to work on the same path. The history of the Inuit Catholic Missions can be traced back to 1894 and even before that. There are many prominent figures of the era which made sure that the work regarding Christianity is done without any hindrance. The Anglican Church Missionary Society was founded in the mid-1800s. The Baffin Island was captured with the efforts of these missionaries. The work of all such missions was matchless and it allowed the cultural change and transformation of Inuit. The work of the missionaries also allowed the people of the region to get more attached to the diocese. (more…)

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Important Catholic mission to Inuit community

Arviat is one of the most important missions which were sent to the region and therefore can be regarded as a turning point in the history. The Arviat was formerly known as the Eskimo Point and this mission made it a very important part of the religion. The word Arviat means bowhead whale and it is currently located on the western coast and still, there are many markings which can be seen to authenticate the history. There are many regions which are located in the Arviat and all have the majority of Inuit and therefore the religion is a goldmine of info in this regard. About 94% of the total population of the region is Inuit and they have regarded every missionary which has visited their region. The best part of Arviat is that the Inuit have inhabited the area of thousands of years. Baker Lake, Repulse Bay, and Hall Beach are the other important sections of the areas. (more…)

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