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Fadi (Syria)

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  Born in Qamishli, Syria | Fadi’s path to priesthood brought him to Canada. After leaving Syria, he unsuccessfully tried to enter Israel to start his studies. He then travelled to Italy to study philosophy and theology to prepare for the priesthood. After living in Italy for two years he transferred to Lebanon to continue…

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Dulce (Portugal)

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  Born in Casal das Patas, Portugal | Dulce left Portugal at 18 with her family in search of better future. The small community where she lived simply did not have the opportunities her parents wanted for their children. Dulce feels at home in Toronto because it is the place that took them in, gave…

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Nevena (Serbia)

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  Born in Belgrade, Serbia | Nevena, left Belgrade after completing the first grade when her grandmother brought her to Hamilton to join her parents, younger brother, and newborn sister. Her parents, who had vacationed in Canada, decided to stay here because of concerns with the political situation in what was then Yugoslavia. While things weren’t…

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