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Tag: incarnation

“Around The World (Magi Remix)” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of The Lord “Around the World (Magi Remix)”  PDF Version Epiphany Homily 2019 The ethnic identities and countries of origin of the Wise Men of the Christmas story have intrigued people ever since St. Matthew recorded their appearance in Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews… Read More ›

“Carmelite Retreat – Day 5: Silence & ‘The Mountain’ – 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 ›

Mary, Mother of the Church

“Having attentively considered how greatly the promotion of this devotion [to Mary as Mother of the Church] might encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the pastors, religious and faithful, as well as a growth of genuine Marian piety, Pope Francis has decreed that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother… Read More ›

“Smelling, Tasting & Touching God” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached at St. Albert the Great Parish, Calgary, on the occasion of the First Holy Communion of my goddaughter.  Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Dt. 4: 32-34, 39-40; Rom. 8: 14-17; Mt. 28: 16-20) “Smelling, Tasting & Touching God” PDF Version

“Where God Became Flesh” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

Fourth Sunday of Advent (2 Sam. 7: 1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Lk. 1: 26-38) “Where God Became Flesh” PDF Version

The Vulnerability of God

When you think of God, what image first comes to mind? If you read the Old Testament, it’s easy to focus on His omniscience, His power and might, for this is the God we see on nearly every page. But that’s not the whole story. The New Testament reveals another side of God – the… Read More ›

“In Praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church “In Praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary”  PDF Version

Mary at the Foot of the Cross: Seeing the Passion through a Mother’s Eyes

One of the hardest things to wrap our heads around as Christians is the nature of Jesus – fully human, yet fully divine. Like the Virgin Mary we often ponder: How can this be? Not that we doubt it’s possible, because God is God and we know that nothing is impossible for Him.1 But our… Read More ›

“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part III: St. Athanasius of Alexandria”

In this third and final talk on the Church Fathers, Fr. Nathan will explore the life and teachings of St. Athanasius of Alexandria. It will begin with an exploration of St. Athanasius’ upbringing and early ecclesiastical career in Alexandria and his famous tract, De Incarnatione. It will then explore St. Athanasius’ role at the Council of… Read More ›

St. Leo the Great – Nov. 10

Feast Day: November 10 Born: 400 in Tuscany, Western Roman Empire Died: 461 in Rome, Western Roman Empire Canonized: proclaimed a saint by the early Christians, prior to the institution of the formal canonization process Declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Gregory XIII in 1574 Patronage: not a patron saint   FIRST POPE to be… Read More ›