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A commemorative cairn for the Our Lady of Peace Mission is located west of Calgary, off the road that runs from Cochrane to Bragg Creek. Our Lady of Peace Catholic Mission 1875The mission has its roots in the itinerant activities of Roman Catholic priests who, beginning in 1865, followed Aboriginal people on buffalo hunts. Father Scollen, O.M.I. was the first priest at the mission.  Initially known as the Mission of Our Lady of the Prairies, the first mission Father Scollen o.m.i. He
      served at the Our Lady of Peace mission.  chapel was built in 1872, shortly after the establishment of the nearby Methodist mission at Morley. Initially only a small wintering hut, the mission continued to move and after several relocations, in 1889, a stone church was constructed and the mission renamed The Immaculate Conception. Eventually St. Mary's Cathedral, completed in 1957, replaced the stone church.

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Mission- CairnCatholic Mission - CalgaryThe Our Lady of Peace mission was developed as mission to the Blackfoot, the dominant tribe on the plains. As the city of Calgary grew and the Blackfoot people settled on reserves further south, the Our Lady of Peace Mission shifted its focus to the immigrant communities of Calgary.



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