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

Tag: Pope Benedict XVI

“Carmelite Retreat- Day 2: Solitude & ‘The Hermit'” – 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 ›

“Lawgivers or Lawmakers?” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Especially in a parliamentary democracy, we speak interchangeably about our elected officials as being “lawmakers”, almost as if a property of their being is to generate a statute from nothing. However, it is this mistaken notion of the origin of law which leads to the many manifestations of the betrayal of law in modern society…. Read More ›

“Our King in a Kingless Age” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Mt 25:31-46) “Our King in a Kingless Age” PDF Version Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (2017) Being 2017, is there any place in our present society to honour kingship? Since the beheading of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution,… Read More ›

St. Gertrude the Great

Born: June 6, 1256, at Eisleben, Germany Died: November 17, 1302 Canonized: 1677, by Pope Clement XII Feast Day: November 16 Patronage: West Indies, gardeners, widows, recently deceased people, the sick, the poor, the mentally ill, and travelers in search of lodging. “O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of… 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 ›

“The Keymaster” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time “The Keymaster” PDF Version

The Queenship of Mary

“Because the virgin Mary was raised to such a lofty dignity as to be the mother of the King of kings, it is deservedly and by every right that the Church has honored her with the title of ‘Queen’.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori The Feast of the Queenship of Mary was established by Venerable Pope… Read More ›

In Search of the Holy Spirit

“Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to heaven.” – St. Ephrem the Syrian, Doctor of the Church (306-373) Although the chocolate is long gone and the decorations have been packed away, it… Read More ›

“Hearing The Passion Through Silence” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Palm Sunday of The Lord’s Passion (Mt 26:14-27:66) “Hearing The Passion Through Silence” PDF Version

Saint John Climacus

Born: around 575 AD, in Palestine Died: sometime after 650 AD, Mount Sinai Feast Day: March 30 Revered in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic churches, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church   One of the great spiritual writers of the Church in the Middle Ages was Saint John Climacus (“of the ladder”), whose name… Read More ›