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

Tag: Rosary

#ChurchToo

The past couple of months have been tough for Catholics. Scandal has always existed within the Church, but recent allegations about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report (recounting the abuse of more than 1000 victims by more than 300 priests) have unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of dismay, confusion,… 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 ›

“Men of Prayer: Building an Interior Life” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to the Fr. Lacombe Men’s Guild as part of their monthly lecture series on matters pertaining to the Faith and spiritual development. Fr. Cristino discusses with the men gathered at this session the indispensable role that a personal prayer life plays in being good disciples as well as genuine spiritual leaders…. 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 ›

Touching Your Faith

Compared to the serenity of Galilee, we found Jerusalem to be crowded, busy, and a bit chaotic. Yet the chaos seemed appropriate, reflecting perfectly the dramatic end to Jesus’ earthly life. As the crossroads for the world’s three monotheistic religions, Jerusalem is an intense, interesting, and diverse city. For Christian pilgrims, there are countless places… Read More ›

“Mommy – is Mary in the Coffee?”- Talk by Fr. Jerome

In Honour of Our Lady of Fatima “What’s the purpose of coffee? We use it to kick start the day – we take it into us so that everything about it, from its aroma, taste, and caffeine can awaken our physical senses to the world around us. Likewise, if we desire to have our SPIRITUAL SENSES… Read More ›

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – February 11th

February 11th is an important day in the Catholic Church. To understand why, we need to go back to the year 1858 and what was then the small garrison town of Lourdes, France.  Home to about four thousand people at that time, Lourdes is located in the foothills of the Pyrenees on the River Gave… Read More ›

Believe It or Not!

The Miraculous Power of the Rosary (Our Lady of the Rosary – October 7th) On August 6, 1945, Fr. Hubert Schiffer began his day with Mass in the Church of Our Lady’s Assumption. When he finished, he headed to the nearby rectory for breakfast.  He had just sat down to slice his grapefruit when there… Read More ›

Feast of Our Lady of Fátima – May 13

When praying the Rosary, many Catholics add a special prayer at the close of each decade:  “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.”  We say this prayer at the request of Our Blessed Mother… Read More ›

May – Month of Our Lady!

It’s spring!!!  The days have become warmer, the leaves are budding, and everywhere around us we see evidence of the promise of new life.  It is a time for the renewal of nature as well as the time of devotion set aside by the Church to honour our Blessed Mother, Mary.  Because Mary said “yes”… Read More ›