The Canadian Church Missionary Gleaner
From 1894 to 1901, Du Vernet was both a writer for and the editor of The Canadian Church Missionary Gleaner. A religious periodical published by the Canadian Church Missionary Society, the Gleaner reported on the activities of missionaries abroad.
Like other religious periodicals of that time, the Gleaner would have been made available to settlers through distribution in church or Sunday schools. Periodicals were considered the most effective form of literature to educate young settlers about the story of Canada, “God’s country.” They fortified young settlers’ faith and identity as Christians doing the work of God, with stories about so-called uncivilized “heathens” who did not know God.