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Tag: Prayer

“My Favourite Verse in Holy Scripture” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

5th Sunday of Lent (Jn 12:32) “My Favourite Verse in Holy Scripture”  PDF Version Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent, Year B (2018): Jn 12:32  I was once asked what my favourite verse was in all of Holy Scripture. I realized right away that I could not provide an adequate answer until I had… Read More ›

Watch and Pray!

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 Lent, the 40 days that precede Easter, is a time set aside by the Church to help prepare our hearts for the celebration of the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus.  Through penance,… Read More ›

“Forming Spiritual Leaders” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

Following upon the previous talk, building upon the foundation of authentic moral leadership, we turn our attention at the same Compass Lethbridge Young Adults retreat to the topic of spiritual leadership. Striving to master human virtue in daily living, we can then grow in the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. Forming Spiritual Leaders… Read More ›

” Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

First Sunday of Advent (Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37) “Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication” PDF Version  Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B (2017): Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 If you have been to the mall since after Halloween, you will have discovered that Christmas trees,… Read More ›

“Storing Up Treasure In Heaven” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30) “Storing Up Treasure in Heaven”  PDF Version Homily for the 33rd Sunday in OT, Year A (2017): 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 The 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time is unofficial known among some priests and seminarians as “The End of the World Sunday.” The reason being… 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 ›

Music and the Liturgy

“How I wept when I heard your hymns and canticles, being deeply moved by the sweet singing of your Church.” – St. Augustine, The Confessions I’m a pianist, and from the time I was a young child I’ve been involved in music ministry in one form or another. I sang my first duet with my… Read More ›

Ordinary Holiness

I’ve always loved the song, Ordinary Holiness.1 Somehow, the words really speak to my heart. The refrain goes like this – maybe you know it … “Ordinary holiness, in the sacred day today. Where we live and love and labor, as we gather here to pray. Humble God of all simplicity, help ev’ry heart prepare…. Read More ›

Food for the Soul

September is just around the corner, and many of us are busy getting ready for ‘Back to School’ and organizing our schedules for the fall. We’re signing up for fitness classes and trying out for sports teams, joining book clubs, and even booking time off for winter getaways. We all know how important it is… Read More ›

“Our Vocations In The Lord” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk given to the Diocesan Retreat Team of the Diocese of Calgary, Fr. Nathan spoke on vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Fr. Nathan begins this talk with an explanation of the biblical development of the idea of vocation among God’s people. He then shares his own vocation story and offers some insights… Read More ›