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June: Month of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 10, 2015

In the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, the entire month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is a moveable feast day, is always celebrated on the second Friday after Pentecost Sunday. This year, it will fall on June 12th.1 If we were to… Read More ›

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“Looking Into the Eyes of the Poor” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

It is rare to find a reasonably sized parish in Canada that does not have an active Society of St. Vincent de Paul operating out of it. This great apostolate which takes St. Vincent de Paul as its patron actually grew up after him but due largely to his inspiring example. This talk was delivered… Read More ›

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Remembering Óscar Romero

On Monday, March 24, 1980 Óscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was saying Mass in the chapel of the Carmelite Missionary Sisters of St. Therese. The building was adjacent to “La Divina Providencia,” the nursing hospital where the Carmelite Sisters provided care for poor cancer patients undergoing treatment at the Instituto del Cáncer (Cancer… Read More ›

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In Search of Divine Mercy

In 1935, shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a young Polish nun – who we now know as St. Maria Faustina – received a vision of an angel from God. She described the angel as an “executor of divine wrath”1 who had been sent to strike the earth. St. Maria Faustina began to… Read More ›

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“Marriage and Family Life” – Talk by Bishop Henry

“The Great Adventure of marriage demands a bold, a strong, a holy love – and a spirit of unconditional abandonment which never looks back – but is always looking to the present and the future!” Bishop Henry “Marriage and Family Life”   “Marriage and Family Life” – Talk by Bishop Henry from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.

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Thanks for the joy!

“I wanted to say a word to you and the word is ‘joy’. Wherever there are consecrated people, seminarians, men and women religious, young people, there is joy, there is always joy!” – Pope Francis The First Sunday of Advent – which fell on November 30th this past year – marked the beginning of the… Read More ›

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Pope Francis – Message for Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he… Read More ›

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“What is Your Anchor in Life?” – A Special Presentation

Sailing along into 2015, what sets our life’s bearings is where and in what we decide to anchor into. For our bearings will determine our final destination – and our bearings are set by means of the decisions we make regarding what we choose to anchor into… So the question for all of us at the dawn of… Read More ›

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New Year’s Advice from Pope Francis

Have you ever wondered why the celebration of the New Year has become such an important tradition? Or when it was celebrated in the past? After doing a bit of digging, I was surprised to discover that the earliest New Year celebrations actually took place in Mesopotamia sometime around 2000 B.C. They were not held… Read More ›

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Merry Christmas!

Urbi et Orbi Message of Pope Francis Thursday 25 December 2014 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! Jesus, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world, is born for us, born in Bethlehem of a Virgin, fulfilling the ancient prophecies. The Virgin’s name is Mary, the wife of Joseph. Humble people, full of hope… Read More ›

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