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Join the Edmonton diocese as we celebrate the return of Fr. Michael Lapsley SSM to the diocese this September as part of our continued commitment to reconciliation.

Fr. Michael Lapsley founded the Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM) in 1998 to work in parallel with South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, providing a community-based method to discover our common humanity and address wounds and traumas. The IHOM now works around the globe to facilitate healing and reconciliation among people. For more about IHOM, please visit

Fr. Michael is also the Canon for Healing and Reconciliation for the Diocese of Edmonton. Over the past five years, he has visited our diocese several times and is working with a small team here to build local reconciliation initiatives.

We are planning several events with Fr. Michael this September. Please consider joining in:

  • Tuesday, September 20 – Thursday, September 22: Healing of Memories Residential Workshop led by Fr. Michael and a local team. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the Healing of Memories method and tell their story in a safe, supportive environment. Limited space available.
  • Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24: Facilitator Training. Join our team of workshop facilitators as we build this important ministry here. Participants must have attended at least one Healing of Memories Workshop (either at another time or the one earlier in the week).
  • Saturday, September 24: Public event: Courageous Conversations with Fr. Michael, hosted by St. Faith's.
    For more information or to join the waiting list for the workshop or facilitator training, please contact the Rev. Stephanie London at