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

Tag: Mary

“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 ›

“Mary and the Eucharist” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

Mary desires only to direct our gaze to Jesus Christ, it makes sense that she does not desire to be the focal point of our Eucharistic faith but instead disappear and point us to her Son. In this fourth talk on Eucharistic Miracles, Fr. Nathan opens our hearts and minds to the wonder of Our… Read More ›

Our Lady of Calvary

Poland’s countryside is lush and beautiful in the spring. Its gentle, rolling hills are covered in green, and the trees and gardens are bursting with buds and colourful flowers. Just 35 kilometres southwest of the city of Kraków, a small town called Kalwaria Zebrzydowska lies nestled in a valley at the foot of the Carpathian… Read More ›

“Have you seen her?” Apparitions of Mary – Part I

The convent of the Daughters of Charity at Rue du Bac, 140 in Paris was darkened the night of July 18th, 1830, when suddenly one of the postulants was awakened by a child’s voice. “Sister, Sister, Sister Catherine!” the voice called. The young woman sat up, rubbed her eyes, and pushed aside the net curtain… Read More ›

Part 5 “Cool-Down: Living the Life of Grace – Staying on Track” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

As we come to the final instalment of our ‘Ladies Spiritual Retreat Series’ focused on our ‘Being Fit for the Kingdom’, Sharon reminds us that “we are all “works” in progress. We’re not who we were yesterday, and we’re not yet who we’ll be tomorrow. We must place our trust in God, knowing that He wouldn’t… Read More ›