OTTAWA – On Guy Desrochers’ 24th birthday, his mother gave him a Bible.
He laughed, and so did his brother, who not long after also received a Bible for his birthday, as had the rest of his four siblings. The irony was Desrochers hadn’t even been inside a church in 10 years, and his siblings had long ago given up attending Mass.
But his mother never gave up praying for her children.
Almost 40 years later, Desrochers is set to begin his new duties as Auxiliary Bishop for Alexandria-Cornwall when he is ordained Feb. 22, assisting Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast. Pope Francis made the