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Fr. Cristino’s Talks rss

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“Working Supernaturally” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

September 14, 2016

From the beginning of humanity, it has been our duty but also our privilege to work. Rare is the life on this planet that does not demand some degree of work, and for the vast majority, back breaking work! Do we consider what supernatural value our may have in aiding us towards eternal life? What… Read More ›

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“Come to Know Your Mother” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Fr. Cristino leads us into discovering the love of our Blessed Mother’s heart for each and everyone of her children – a love that we are invited to experience by means of being in relationship with her. Marian Talk 3 – “Come to Know Your Mother” – Fr. Cristino from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.

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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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“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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“Fasting? What For?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

With the season of Lent now upon us, it is important that we give some consideration to one of the imperatives Jesus left us for growing in holiness. In the well-known gospel passage from which we hear on Ash Wednesday, Jesus commands that we should perform prayer, fasting and almsgiving. People generally understand why intensifying… Read More ›

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“Reading God’s Mind or Listening to your Heart? Principles of Discernment” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The Calgary diocesan vocations director, Fr. Myles Gaffney, has famously said on a number of occasions when addressing groups of young people, “The last thing you want is for them to have to write on your tombstone, ‘Still Discerning’…” All of us have had the experience of feeling lost about what God wants next from… Read More ›

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“Religion & Science: Which Leads and Which Serves?” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached on the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the context of the annual conference of the Religious and Moral Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Based upon the readings assigned for that day in which our Lord declares that He came to serve and not be served, Fr. Cristino examines… Read More ›

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“Lord, Teach us to Pray” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Among the more sincere requests of Jesus’ disciples in the gospels was when they asked our Lord to teach them how to pray. As we well know, it was on this occasion that He gave them our most treasured prayer, The Our Father. Yet, must He not have intended for the prayer lives of His followers… Read More ›

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“All That NFP Can Achieve (and not just avoid…)” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Natural Family Planning is becoming an increasingly familiar topic in contemporary Catholic circles. While it sadly remains so frequently confused with a form of implicit “Catholic Contraception”, it is fundamentally different. Furthermore, though it can be employed with the explicit end of spacing births, there is also much which can be acquired through its practice…. Read More ›

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“Men of Prayer: Building an Interior Life” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to the Fr. Lacombe Men’s Guild as part of their monthly lecture series on matters pertaining to the Faith and spiritual development. Fr. Cristino discusses with the men gathered at this session the indispensable role that a personal prayer life plays in being good disciples as well as genuine spiritual leaders…. Read More ›