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On the morning of September 18, only a few hours before his consecration as the 11th Bishop of Edmonton, the (then) Rev. Steve London was called outside his home by the sound of singing. The singers were members of the Edmonton chapter of Cursillo, enacting what's called a "mañanita." In Spanish, it simply means "morning," but the Cursillo tradition around it is to surprise an unsuspecting recipient with joyful singing as they start their day. London would be familiar with the practice, having attended a Cursillo weekend in 2019.

Communications Chair for Edmonton Cursillo, Janie Seguin, says, "The singing, cards of encouragement and the bouquet of carnations made for a pleasant "wake-up call" for one of our most recent Cursillistas."