Media Advisory - Valcartier based troops deployed to Afghanistan thank The Blessed Sacrament Sisters



    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Feb. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are
invited to the Mont Thabor Chapel on Friday, February 20, at 1:45 p.m., to
take part in a ceremony recognizing the spiritual and moral support offered by
The Blessed Sacrament Sisters to the troops.
    During the ceremony, which will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., a
book containing the names of the military personnel soon to be deployed to
Afghanistan will be presented to the nuns by a delegation of about 50
soldiers, according to tradition. In line with this tradition, the nuns will
commit to praying for the troops and their families.
    The support of the nuns will certainly help maintain morale among
soldiers deployed overseas. Their spiritual support will bring comfort to the
troops who will be facing a significant challenge.
    In 1953, the Mont Thabor Chapel was dedicated to the memory of the
Canadian troops who fought in the Second World War and to those who served in
subsequent peace missions.

    Media representatives who wish to cover the ceremony are asked to contact
5 CMBG Public Affairs Office at one of the numbers written below. They are
welcomed at the Mont Thabor Chapel, at 1175 Mont Thabor Avenue in Quebec City,
on February 20, no latter than 1:45 p.m.

    To learn more about The Blessed Sacrament Sisters, visit
www.sssthabor.org (French only).




For further information:

For further information: Public Affairs Office, 5 Canadian Mechanized
Brigade Group, (418) 844-5000, extension 4688, Pager: (418) 260-3082


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