"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

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“Thy Will: Let it be Done Unto Me” – Talk by Fr. Jonathan

July 14, 2016

Over the next few weeks, we will be presenting four talks on the wonders of Our Blessed Mother. Fr. Jonathan Gibson begins our journey into the Heart of Our Lady by highlighting how it all began with her disposition of being – open to the Holy Spirit.   Marian Talk 1 – “Thy Will: Let… Read More ›

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“When Peter Speaks: Loving, Obeying & Interpreting the Pope” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

It seems nearly every other day, Pope Francis is giving an off-the-cuff interview to some media outlet or group, paying him a visit in Rome. It has led to varying reactions: of delight among those in the press awaiting the next story to spin; and horror among even pope-loving prelates who ask, “What has he… Read More ›

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“Lessons for High School Graduates from St. Edith Stein” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk for the 2016 graduating class of Father Lacombe High School in Calgary, Fr. Nathan offered 4 lessons for the students to consider based on the life and teachings of St. Edith Stein. The 4 lessons that were offered to the students were: 1) The challenge to strive for excellence, 2) The call to… Read More ›

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“Our Vocations In The Lord” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk given to the Diocesan Retreat Team of the Diocese of Calgary, Fr. Nathan spoke on vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Fr. Nathan begins this talk with an explanation of the biblical development of the idea of vocation among God’s people. He then shares his own vocation story and offers some insights… Read More ›

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“To Receive The Lord With Love and Fear” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In a talk given to the Father Lacombe Guild of Calgary, Fr. Nathan spoke on the Catholic Church’s ancient practice of having the faithful receive the Holy Eucharist on their tongue while kneeling. Based on the writings of Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakstan, Fr. Nathan traces the historical development of receiving… Read More ›

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“The Church’s Solemn Rite of Exorcism” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

In John’s first letter we are told: “The reason why the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s works.” (1 John 3:8) It intrigues sceptics and fascinates the faithful – so what is it about ‘exorcism and demonic possession’ that touches something deep within and leaves one disconcerted. Discover the Church’s Sacramental known as ‘The Solemn… Read More ›

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“Journey to Divine Mercy” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

Discover the journey that helped prepare St. Faustina for the mission entrusted to her care – that of bringing Divine Mercy to the world! The fact that God chose to make St. Faustina holy in the midst of an active vocation in religious life – to choose a plan for her that was different than… Read More ›

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“Mary – The Mother of Mercy” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

“At the Cross, her station keeping, stood the mournful Mother weeping – now at length THE SWORD had passed… Christ above in torment hangs while she beneath beholds the pangs of her dying, glorious Son. Holy Mother, pierce me through IN MY HEART: let me share with you His pain who for all our sins was… Read More ›

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“Called to Actions of Mercy” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

This week, Fr. Nathan sheds some light on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and how we can’t simply rely on ourselves to be merciful for we are selfish sinners who so often fail to love as we should. But with the grace of God and the willingness to grow in the virtue of being merciful,… Read More ›

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“The Heart of Mercy” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Over the course of the next 4 weeks, we will be exploring different angles of God’s Mercy as it has been made manifest by means of His Beloved Son’s obedience to the will of His Father. In this presentation, Fr. Cristino establishes the balance that exists between Mercy and Justice in a way that reveals a… Read More ›

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