“Why I am a Catholic Metis.”

Greetings and Peace to everyone, from Timmins, Ontario, the City with a Heart of Gold.

Before I begin sharing about my faith as a ‘Catholic Metis’, I will speak briefly about the ‘Metis’.

A ‘Metis’ is a person of mixed blood, the offspring of an INDEGINOUS Canadian or American….and…a person of EUROPEAN ancestry.

There are 587,545 Metis in Canada.

There are 120, 585 Metis in Ontario.

The French word ‘Metis’ is derived from the Latin participle ‘mixtus’ which means MIXED. (Mixed Indeginous & European blood)

Both my parents were Metis. My Dad, Hector Joseph Philip Bruneau hails from Radville, Saskatchewan.

my Mom, Leona Serrurier’s ancestry hails from Mattawa, Ontario.

The Metis Flag.

The horizontal figure or INFINITY SYMBOL featured on the Metis flag, was originally carried by French Metis with great pride. The symbol on the Metis flag represents the immortality of the Metis Nation.

it also represents the ‘joining’ of the 2 cultures…Indeginous and European.

in 2016, I learned that my younger brother, John discovered that he was Metis. I then applied, with all the necessary information about my ancestors, to become a Metis of the MNO, the Metis Nation of Ontario.

Here is my card.

Becoming a Metis added a whole new dimension into my life and a greater appreciation for all my ancestors.

My Faith as a Catholic Metis.

My three brothers and I were raised in a ‘Catholic’ home. Dad was very involved both in the Church and on the School Board. Dad was a Knight of Columbus. Mom was active in the Catholic Womens League.

In the evenings, after supper we would pray the ROSARY together as a family.

Mom’ strong and serious relationship with Mother Mary began at a very early age. Due to the influence of her cousin, who was a nun and teacher in China, Mom at the age of 12, was urged to pray her ROSARY every day. Mom did this faithfully throughout her life, and wore, outwardly the Miraculous Medal of Mary.

Mom was a true ‘Prayer Warrior’ with her Rosary. I speak of this in a talk I gave titled: “The Power of a Mother’s Prayers.” which can be seen on my website..

www.striveforheavennow.ca on the BLOG.

My Relationship with Jesus Christ and My Involvment in the Catholic Church.

In the Fall of 1974 after watching a Gospel movie, I was asked a pointed question:

DO YOU KNOW JESUS CHRIST?

I could not answer the question, it made me nervous.

The question never left my mind.

A few months later God uses me to send my dying mother to a Kathryn Kuhlman Miracle Service.

Mom had cancer, leukemia.

Kathryn Kuhlman was an American Evangelist with a great zeal for saving souls.

Kathryn Kuhlman was also used by God in a very powerful healing Ministry.

When Mom arrived in Pittsburg, she met Rev. Edgar Webb, an Anglican priest with a healing ministry.

After Rev. Webb prayed over Mom, she ‘rested in the Spirit’.

Mom later told me, “Donald, as I lay on the floor ‘I knew that I knew’ that my cancer was gone!” Mom was then 55.

She lived to attain 91.5 years of age.

This leads me to jump a bus and assist, like Mom, at a Kathryn Kuhlman Miracle Service in January of 1975.

It was there, during the Miracle Service that I saw the mighty and loving actions of the Holy Spirit.

It was there that I believed in my heart and confessed JESUS CHRIST as my SAVIOUR. I immediately had a great hunger to read the Bible, the WORD OF GOD. I returned to Timmins, Ontario with a great desire to tell everyone about JESUS CHRIST, our SAVIOUR.

I became very involved with a Christian Business Men’s organization called the FULL GOSPEL BUSINESS MENS FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL.

In 1979, at a FGBMFI retreat I received the BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (see Acts 1 and 2) in a very, very powerful way…the moment after I surrendered to Jesus Christ as LORD of my life.

1989..I meet Mother Mary.

In the Fall of 1989, I was one of 3 Charismatic Catholics chosen to attend the INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC CHARISMATICS CONFERENCE in Rome.

The following week I travelled to Medjugorje, Bosnia where Mary has been appearing to a group of teenagers since June 25, 1981. My purpose in coming here was to meet Mother Mary, Jesus’s Mother.

While in Medjugorje I had a profound encounter with Jesus in the ‘Holy Eucharist’ and ‘Mother Mary’. While there I consecrated myself to Mary.

Remember this, Mary’s greatest desire is to bring us closer and closer to Jesus.

I left Medjugorje with a great devotion to Eucharistic Jesus, the prayer of the Rosary and Daily Mass. You can read my full testimony at www.striveforheavennow.ca on the Blog…titled:

“My Radical Love for Jesus and Mary and the Gift of Life.”

I have a constant, great desire for saving souls. We live in a time when people, for the most part, have rejected God from their life. It’s all about ‘Me, myself and I’.

Catholics, Christians throughout the world are being attacked like never before. We must be a LIGHT of Christ in this Darkness.

In 2012 at the age of 65 I decided to wear this Cross and the Miraculous Medal to witness about my Catholic faith…the ‘One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ and carried on by his Apostles, Popes, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, for over 2000 years.

The Catholic Church has a very solid FOUNDATION.

This Foundation is unmoveable, unshakeable, indestructible.

This Foundation has a name….TRADITION…which contains all the spiritual wisdom and Truths of the Catholic Church during its 2000+ years of existence.

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Sadly, this TRADITION today is under vicious attack by its very leader, Pope Francis. The following comments which I will make about Pope Francis are taken from an article I prayerfully researched and wrote in 2018. It is titled:

“Catholics, Beware of Pope Francis’s Purposeful Confusion and Persistent Modernism.” It can be found at www.striveforheavennow.ca on the BLOG.

Pope Francis is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Please let me explain.

With weapons of…ambiguity and confusion….Pope Francis wants to reform and destroy the pre-Vatican 2 Church of Tradition and Dogma.

In this sex-obsessed world, Pope Francis is using the loophole of ‘personal conscience’ to make immoral sexual relationships such as divorced and remarried MORALLY ACCEPTABLE!

This is SIN!

Here is what I say about SIN:

“Sin is still 100% Sin!”

“Sexual immorality is still Sin!”

“Unrepented Sin brings the soul to Hell!”

“God is still HOLY, God has not changed!”

Pope Francis’s ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is a powerful and very lethal attack on ‘Marriage & the Family’.

With his constant attacks on pre-Vatican 2 Tradition and Dogma, Pope

Francis is calling evil good and good evil.The prophet Isaiah warns types like Pope Francis in Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”

I ask you to pray earnestly for Pope Francis’s soul!

And to all Metis I say: “Seek out a Catholic Church which follows Tradition and Dogma that is pre-Vatican 2. Do not obey or listen to what Pope Francis or today’s Vatican teaches. They will lead you into error and sin!

Here in a nutshell, is what the ‘Traditional’ Catholic Church offers us.

The Catholic Church, the TRADITIONAL Catholic Church offers all Catholics ( and those who desire to become Catholic)…the SEVEN SACRAMENTS.

Each of the 7 Sacraments, for example, the Holy Eucharist is so unique, precious and LIFE-GIVING!

These 7 Sacraments are offered to us as MANNA from Heaven to sustain us spiritually and equip us to grow in our Catholic Faith and like the early Christians, to empower us to be witnesses to all the world of God’s Love…Mercy…and Justice. Today because the people of the world, for the most part, have rejected God, rejected Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords…Evil is rampant and FEAR is everywhere. Never before has this global fear been so evident during the Covid-19 Pandemic. We do not need to live in fear. It is a choice.

Jesus said it so clearly in John 10:10: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.”

In 2002, while studying for my Master’s at St. Paul University, I gave a one day Conference, titled:

“Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear.”

During the conference I showed and explained a painting I commissioned by a professional artist named ‘Elizabeth Isola’. Before doing the painting I asked her to read God’s revelation to Saint Faustina about the ‘Two Roads’.

Elizabeth prayerfully accomplished this precious painting of the TWO ROADS. I will now show you and explain the painting.

I ask you, I ask all Metis…which Road are you on now? You can cross over to the NARROW ROAD, the Road of Love, by the Cross and follow Jesus to Heaven, and not go to Hell.

Your decision to…follow Jesus…is the most important decision of your life!

In John 14:6, “Jesus said: I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by Me.”

I sincerely hope and pray that my sharing here as a Catholic Metis will encourage other Metis and people of the world to turn to Jesus and join the Traditional Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church, throughout my life, has nourished me spiritually and enabled me to follow Jesus, to strive for Heaven every day and discover more and more the offer of God’s awesome LOVE and MERCY to each one of us.

Behold the CROSS!

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.” John 3:16

Amen.

IMPORTANT NOTE:***

For anyone who wishes to speak to me, with comments or questions about this article…my email is

god is sosogoodtous@gmail.com

Joseph Donald Andre Bruneau,

July 26, 2022.

About Donald

Donald Andre Bruneau is a Metis, Canadian, Traditional Catholic, evangelist, writer, poet, Married 51+ years, pro-LIFE, exposer of Evil, proclaimer of Truth.

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