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

Tag: Perseverance

“Only Priests Crucified With Christ” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached on the occasion of a vocation promotion weekend at St. Patrick’s Parish, Calgary. 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Wis. 2: 12, 17-20 & Mk. 9: 30-37) “Only Priests Crucified With Christ” PDF Version

“The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Gen 15:1-6, 21:1-3; Lk 2:22-40) “The Fatherhood of St. Joseph” PDF Version The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (2017) This year, The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the Solemnity of Mary, The Mother of… Read More ›

“Lessons for High School Graduates from St. Edith Stein” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk for the 2016 graduating class of Father Lacombe High School in Calgary, Fr. Nathan offered 4 lessons for the students to consider based on the life and teachings of St. Edith Stein. The 4 lessons that were offered to the students were: 1) The challenge to strive for excellence, 2) The call to… Read More ›

“Manly Men of God” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

There are forces contrary to true manliness and true Christ-likeness coming at us from every angle, ever day. We live in a time when being a virtuous man of God is a constant battle. And yet, ingrained within us is a desire for the greatness which destines us for Heaven. So how are we to… Read More ›

“Cardio Workout – Prayer: Heart of Our Life in Christ” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

Join us for part two of a five-part retreat on the theme, “Fit for the Kingdom.” This time, we go to the “heart of the matter” – our prayer life in Christ. For what oxygen is to the body so prayer is to the soul. “Cardio Workout – Prayer: Heart of Our Life in Christ” PDF… Read More ›

The 12 Step Program for Spiritual Slugs

When most people think of summer, it conjures up images of long, lazy days lounging in the sun, no alarms, schedules, or agendas, and basically not doing much of anything. Where I live, summer is glorious, but also incredibly short – too short for a lot of lounging around, in my opinion. I tend to… Read More ›

Teach us to Pray!

(Luke 11:1-13)  Some years back, a friend of ours, Fr. Jeremiah, flew home to spend the Christmas holidays with his sister and her family.  He told me that every morning he stood in front of their living room window with his arms outstretched in prayer.  His four-year-old nephew was completely mystified by this behaviour. “What… Read More ›