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“A Theology of Dating?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

October 17, 2018

This talk was delivered by Fr. Cristino to a Catholic Speed Dating event. Although he espouses a very counter-cultural view of what should constitute “dating”, it is with the hope to raise our contemporary generation out of what can often be a harmful cycle of relationships which do not effectively lead people to healthy marriages…. Read More ›

“Carmelite Retreat – Day 6: Prophecy & ‘The Spring’” – 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 ›

“What’s With Eucharistic Miracles?” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

At every celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, regular bread and wine are transubstantiated into the living flesh and blood of the resurrected Son of Man. Meanwhile, the elements at hand continue to look like wine, taste like wine, look like bread, and taste like bread. But every once in a while –… Read More ›

“Chivalry and its Counterfeits: Authentic Masculinity and the Manhood of Christ” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to the Fr. Lacombe Guild, a lay association of men, seeking to advance in holiness through prayer, doctrinal formation and fraternity. Chivalry and its Counterfeits: Authentic Masculinity and the Manhood of Christ PDF Version of Notes

“Mary – The Awe and Wonder of Motherhood” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

Ever since the 18th century, May has been recognized and honoured as being the Month of Mary throughout the Church. With spring time weather and signs of new life blossoming all around us, even nature itself is charged with signs of ‘the resurrection’ that’s to come – and the greatest Witness that exists on earth… Read More ›

“What Were the 90’s? Communicating the Gospel to a New Generation” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to the young man gathered as part of the annual God Squad Men’s Conference held at St. Peter’s Parish, Calgary. Addressing a group of youth who were all born in the new millennium, Fr. Cristino considers the implications of becoming evangelists in a modern era which knows little of the eras… Read More ›

“Who Is The Man of the Shroud?” – Talk by Barrie Schwortz

After 40 years of Shroud Science – here is Barrie Schwortz’s personal perspective. Hear it for yourself from someone who was there during those 5 historic days back in 1978, when the Shroud of Turin was made available for examination by some of the world’s leading members of the scientific community. “Who Is The Man… Read More ›

“WANTED: Men of Virtue Warring VS. a Culture of Values” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

In creating the Universe, God the Father separated Light from Darkness in order to establish beauty and harmony among creation. Likewise, all FATHERS and HUSBANDS throughout the land are called to embody and radiate the authority behind what it means to be a male made in the image and likeness of the Father – called… Read More ›

“Forming Spiritual Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Following upon the previous talk, building upon the foundation of authentic moral leadership, we turn our attention at the same Compass Lethbridge Young Adults retreat to the topic of spiritual leadership. Striving to master human virtue in daily living, we can then grow in the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Forming Spiritual Leaders… Read More ›

“Forming Moral Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

In the context of the Compass Lethbridge Young Adults Retreat, Fr. Cristino delivers two talks which explore the question of what goes into forming- and being formed into- moral leaders. True moral leaders will transform the social order, and as will be seen later, true spiritual leaders will sanctify it. Forming Moral Leaders PDF Version… Read More ›