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“Carmelite Retreat – Day 4: Recollection & ‘The Pilgrim’ – Retreat by Fr. Cristino

August 8, 2018

From June 8-15, 2018, Fr. Cristino had the distinct privilege of preaching the annual 8 day retreat to the sisters of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Mississauga, ON. Several of these sisters ran a home for the aged in Father’s hometown of Medicine Hat and have known him since he was… Read More ›

“Carmelite Retreat- Day 3: Contemplation & ‘The Mendicant'” – Retreat by Fr. Cristino

From June 8-15, 2018, Fr. Cristino had the distinct privilege of preaching the annual 8 day retreat to the sisters of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Mississauga, ON. Several of these sisters ran a home for the aged in Father’s hometown of Medicine Hat and have known him since he was… Read More ›

“Carmelite Retreat- Day 2: Solitude & ‘The Hermit'” – Retreat by Fr. Cristino

From June 8-15, 2018, Fr. Cristino had the distinct privilege of preaching the annual 8 day retreat to the sisters of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Mississauga, ON. Several of these sisters ran a home for the aged in Father’s hometown of Medicine Hat and have known him since he was… Read More ›

“Carmelite Retreat- Day 1: Mary & ‘Our Lady of Mt. Carmel'” – Retreat by Fr. Cristino

From June 8-15, 2018, Fr. Cristino had the distinct privilege of preaching the annual 8 day retreat to the sisters of the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Mississauga, ON. Several of these sisters ran a home for the aged in Father’s hometown of Medicine Hat and have known him since he was… Read More ›

Road Trips!

Summer is around the corner! As our schedules open up, we may find ourselves on the road to graduations, weddings, or family reunions. Driving can give us time to reflect and provides a great metaphor for our thought life.  As the miles roll by and my thoughts wander, I may realize that there are situations… Read More ›

You Are What You Read!

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”– Francis Bacon (1605) In May 1521, a 29-year-old Spaniard by the name of Ignatius of Loyola was gravely injured during the French bombardment of the Spanish fortress at Pamplona. A cannonball passed between both his legs, completely… Read More ›

April showers bring May… pilgrims!

  “When April with his showers sweet with fruit The drought of March has pierced unto the root… Then do folk long to go on pilgrimage.”[1] – Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales prologue Chaucer was one of the first authors to write in English, for all to share, rather than in the languages of the learned.  Dear… Read More ›

Watch and Pray!

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 Lent, the 40 days that precede Easter, is a time set aside by the Church to help prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.  Through penance,… Read More ›

Mindfulness vs. Christian Meditation: A Catholic Perspective

‘Mindfulness’ has become a bit of a buzzword these days, and to be honest, I haven’t always understood what’s involved. I initially regarded it simply as the practice of being attentive and aware. But the practice of mindfulness goes beyond that description. In the modern clinical sense of the word, it refers to a type… Read More ›

Waiting for the Real (Presents) Presence

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” For many of us, those familiar words conjure up nostalgic memories of Christmases long past: images of blazing fireplaces, the aroma of roasting turkey, joy, laughter, and lots of hot chocolate. But this year our weather has been unseasonably warm, and Jack Frost hasn’t exactly been nipping… Read More ›