The National Council of the Catholic Women's League of Canada announced a national initiative to plant 100 trees across Canada for the celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the League.
The major celebrations in Montreal for this summer got cancelled. The tree planting project became their major effort.
The ladies at St Michael's wanted to take part. We have planted a 12 foot American Linden tree. It stands where the rectory was. These trees can grow to 60 to 80 feet. The Linden has been used for its edible leaves, bark, oil from the linden seed pod, the white odorless wood is carvable, and the tree's flowers are very attractive to bees and linden is an important source of high quality honey.
Also, the linden is the national tree of Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Slovenia. One member put it well, "this tree would honour the pioneer parishioners who built this church."
The CWL ladies gathered for a group picture with the tree following the blessing of the tree on Sunday, Oct 11th, after Mass.
Congratulations to CWL on 100 years.
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