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Tag: Mary

“When Jesus Called Mary Woman…” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jn 2:1-11) “When Jesus Called Mary Woman…”  PDF Version Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C (2019): Jn 2:1-11 “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour as not yet come.” Coming from a family of 4 boys, none of us would have dared to… Read More ›

“Christmas in the Police Station” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was delivered in the headquarters of Calgary Police Services on Christmas Eve where Fr. Cristino replaced the chaplain to the CPS while he recovers from surgery.  Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord (Lk. 2: 1-16) “Christmas in the Police Station”  PDF Version

“Blessed Woman, Fruit and Womb” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Advent (Lk 1:39-45) “Blessed Woman, Fruit and Womb”  PDF Version Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): Lk 1:39-45 It would likely be near to impossible to count just how many times the Hail Mary prayer has been uttered since it was first composed through the archangel’s salutation of “Hail… Read More ›

“The Serpent’s Crushed Head” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached in the Carmel of the Divine Heart to the Carmelite Sisters in Mississauga, ON, during their annual retreat, preached by Fr. Cristino. 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Gn. 3: 9-15 & Mk. 3: 20-35) “The Serpent’s Crushed Head” 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

“She Said Yes” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Advent (Lk 1:26-38) “She Said Yes”  PDF Version Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent, Year B (2017): Lk 1:26-38 Throughout much of our Church’s history, it was not uncommon for bishops and priests to on certain occasions recite the illustrious homilies of the saints of old in place of their own homilies…. Read More ›

Waiting for the Real (Presents) Presence

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” For many of us, those familiar words conjure up nostalgic memories of Christmases long past: images of blazing fireplaces, the aroma of roasting turkey, joy, laughter, and lots of hot chocolate. But this year our weather has been unseasonably warm, and Jack Frost hasn’t exactly been nipping… Read More ›

First Saturdays – Devotion to Mary

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion, along with the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven.” – St. Lúcia of Fátima (March 19, 1939) The… Read More ›

Our Lady of Schoenstatt

“Mother, nothing without you, nothing without us.” – Fr. Joseph Kentenich St. Bernard’s Parish is tucked away beneath the shadow of the Calgary Foothills Hospital, not far from the banks of the Bow River. It’s a small parish, and its unpretentious exterior gives no hint that within its walls lies a hidden treasure. For upon… Read More ›

Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn – November 16

“In mercy, God bends over us.” – Pope St. John Paul II Of the nine gates that were once part of the defensive walls encircling the old, medieval city of Vilnius, only one remains. Built between 1503 and 1522, the Gate of Dawn is one of Vilnius’ most important religious, historical, and cultural monuments. It owes… Read More ›