Monday, October 29, 2012
Calgary Temple Dedication
Pres. Thomas S. Monson dedicated the 140th temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over the weekend. This time, he dedicated the Canada Calgary Temple in three sessions on Oct. 28, 2012.
The event had to be extra special for Pres. Monson, who spent a portion of his young married life as a mission president in the country. The 33,000-square foot edifice is the eighth temple in Canada, and third in the province of Alberta.
Regardless of personal connection, though, it represents an opportunity for a burgeoning community of Latter-day Saints to attend the temple on a regular basis, effecting ordinances for their deceased ancestors.
The temple is the House of God, and each one represents a beacon that transcends our world for the next life. If you have one in your area, go to it. You will be blessed.