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

Tag: love

Choose Joy!

“Yet even now,” says the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repent of evil. – Joel 2:12-13… Read More ›

“What a Day in Nazareth!” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lk 4:21-30) “What a Day in Nazareth!”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of OT, Year C (2019): Lk 4:21-30 What a remarkable day Jesus spent in His hometown synagogue in Nazareth! Jesus entered the synagogue and proclaimed the Word of God with many wondering if He was the Messiah… Read More ›

#SorrynotSorry – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was delivered on a visit to St. Bonaventure Parish, Calgary. 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jer. 1: 4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor. 13: 4-13; Lk. 4: 21-30) #SorrynotSorry PDF Version In our modern social media communication realm, a staple of quasi-communication has become the ‘hashtag’. A hashtag is something you add to the end… Read More ›

Maranatha, Our Lord Comes!

During Advent, our hearts and minds turn to the celebration of the Birth of our Lord. We reflect on His coming – the moment that Jesus was made incarnate in the womb of His Blessed Mother Mary – and we consider the place He wants to have in each of our lives. Even before Jesus’… Read More ›

Mary, Virgin Most Faithful

In the life of prayer, certain words seem to press in on us at times. They run like a thread through the pattern of our days and come to mind when least expected. I’ve been sitting with the Lord a lot these past months, asking Him to help me wrap my head around the scandals… Read More ›

“Unjustly Labelled Lepers” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Lv: 13:1-2,44-46; Mk 1:40-45) “Unjustly Labelled Lepers”  PDF Version Homily for the 6th Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): Lv: 13:1-2,44-46; Mk 1:40-45 To be a leper in Ancient Israel meant to endure a life of forced isolation and continual ridicule. Leprosy was understood as a punishment from God, on… 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 ›

St. Francis de Sales – January 24th

St. Francis de Sales – Bishop, Doctor of the Church – Feast Day:  January 24 Born:  August 21, 1567 in the Chateau de Sales, Duchy of Savoy, France Died:  December 28, 1622 at the age of 55 in Lyons, France Canonized April 8, 1665 Declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX November 16, 1877… Read More ›

Perfectionism and the Pursuit of Excellence

Many years ago, when my daughter was about 10 years old, she decided to enter an Easter colouring contest. The prize was a gift certificate at a nearby shopping mall, and as she had her eye on a music box there, she set about the task of colouring her Easter bunny with special care. Unfortunately,… Read More ›

“The Truth About Tolerance” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

It would seem our modern culture values only one virtue: TOLERANCE. The problem is, tolerance is not a virtue. In fact, one might say that to tolerate is the furthest thing from loving. In this talk delivered to the Youth 4 Truth Conference earlier this year, Fr. Cristino explores the themes of relativism, truth and defending… Read More ›