Catholic Street Missionaries attend to the needs of the poor on the streets of Vancouver. Volunteers recently spent 24 hours praying and fasting in preparation for their work on the street. (Catholic Street Missionaries photos)

Prayer and fasting prepare street missionaries for outreach to Vancouver homeless

“Don’t forget the poor; be generous to them.”  With those words, Canossian Sister Elisa Grignoli called about 30 Catholic Street Missionaries to reflect on their mission to the poor and homeless before heading out to the streets of Vancouver. With the simplicity her order is known for, she said Jesus’ words from the Gospel of Matthew –...

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