Archbishop Michael Miller

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop Michael Miller, chief shepherd of Vancouver’s 430,000 Catholics since January 2009, has been part of the city’s religious landscape since 2007, when Pope Benedict XVI named him Coadjutor Archbishop.

Besides English, Archbishop Miller is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French. He is a specialist on the papacy and modern papal teaching, about which he has written extensively, and has received seven honorary doctorates.

Since his arrival in Vancouver, he has established new offices at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre for First Nations Ministry, Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations, Communications, Development, and Stewardship.

As well as his positions as Chancellor and board member of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, Archbishop Miller is president of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese, sits on the board of governors of Catholic Pacific College, and is a member of the Providence Health Care Society.

Archbishop Letters:

Ordination to the Priesthood Homily

Dear deacons: As priests, you will be totally consecrated to Christ, set aside for him, so that through the gift of yourself he can make use of you as shepherds of his people. As we heard the Apostle Paul say to the presbyters in our First Reading, your mission is “to shepherd the Church of…

Easter Message of Archbishop Miller

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As the whole Church rejoices with shouts of joy and praise, I happily extend to you my prayers for the true peace and happiness that comes from our celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection. This is an Easter unlike any other. Everywhere people are being overwhelmed by a world that is…

Homily for the Rite of Election

The following is the Homily of Archbishop Miller for the Rite of Election, May 5, 2017 In Matthew’s Gospel account of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus, who had one last thing to do before beginning his public ministry. He had to confront Satan openly in the wilderness…