Taking his inspiration from Jacob (Gn 28: 12), Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini chose, as the motto of his episcopal coat-of-arms, the verse, “Video Dominum innixum scalae” (I see the Lord at the top of the stairway).
This was a metaphor of a man of God who wanted to be on the frontier of dialogue between Heaven and Earth, between God and his People, between the Church and the World, between Faith and Country. Hope as the journey, faith as the stairway, and love as vision.
For Scalabrini Vocation information in the Vancouver Archdiocese contact:
- Our Lady of Fatima, Vancouver – Fr. Antonio Tapparello 604-879-0729
- Our Lady of Sorrows, Vancouver – Fr. Richard Zano 604-254-0691
- St. Ann’s, Abbotsford – Fr. Eduardo Quintero 604-852-5602