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Three dedicatory sessions were held to give members of the Church an opportunity to participate in the special meeting, which was broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district.

The Calgary Alberta Temple stands majestically amid a winter blanket of snow

The winter cold doesn’t chill the warm feelings President Thomas S. Monson has for the Canadian Latter-day Saints; Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Seventy, on the right, participated in the cornerstone and dedication ceremonies

Young Latter-day Saints cement the temple cornerstone with the help of Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy on left and President Thomas S. Monson and apostle Elder M. Russell Ballard on the right

Bundled up for winter, two Mormon boys are on their way to participate in the dedication of the Calgary Alberta Temple

The fall landscape of the Calgary Alberta Temple pokes through the snow

Canadian youth and adults participated in a cultural celebration honoring Canada’s past prior to the Calgary Alberta Temple dedication on Sunday 28 October 2012

A celebration of the past and excitement for the future was highlighted at a cultural event in Canada the night before the Calgary Alberta Temple was dedicated

Canadian Latter-day Saints celebrate the completion of the Calgary Alberta Temple in a cultural celebration the night before the temple was dedicated

Canadian Latter-day Saints celebrate the completion of the Calgary Alberta Temple\

Calgary Alberta Canada Temple

Window detail in the Calgary Alberta Canada Temple

Assisting President Monson for the traditional cornerstone ceremony prior to the dedication were Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Craig C. Christensen and Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy and temple president and matron, Blair S. and Mary Jane C. Bennett.

During the traditional cornerstone ceremony where the final block is cemented in place, President Monson said to those gathered, “Remember what you feel here as well as what you see here. This is a very good occasion.”

 

“I think we have had the privilege and opportunity to dispel a lot misconceptions,” explained Latter-day Saint, Cathy Swendsen. “People [will be able to] understand that we have a faith that is based in Jesus Christ.”

Sarah Gossling, who attended the temple dedication, said the experience gives her a starting point from which to tell others about how much the temple means to her. “It makes it so much easier to talk to my friends and acquaintances all about the temple and my beliefs.”

The temple means a closeness to God for John Swendsen.

It’s like a community of saints here, and for me personally, when there’s a temple in your midst, you have greater connectedness to things spiritual.”

News Release —  28 October 2012

Church President Dedicates 140th Temple
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Salt Lake City —

Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Calgary Alberta Temple, the 140th temple in the Church, on Sunday, 28 October 2012.

Three dedicatory sessions were held to give members of the Church an opportunity to participate in the special meeting, which was broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district.

Assisting President Monson for the traditional cornerstone ceremony prior to the dedication were Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Craig C. Christensen and Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy and temple president and matron, Blair S. and Mary Jane C. Bennett.

During the traditional cornerstone ceremony where the final block is cemented in place, President Monson said to those gathered, “Remember what you feel here as well as what you see here. This is a very good occasion.”

 

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