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“Friends in High Places” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached on the titular feast of St. Bonaventure in St. Bonaventure Parish, Calgary. Solemnity of St. Bonaventure (Is. 52: 7-10; Eph. 3: 14-19; Mt. 23: 8-12) “Friends in High Places”  PDF Version

“A Vocation to Weakness?” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached at St. Thomas More Parish, Calgary, during a vocation promotions weekend.  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (2 Cor. 12: 7-10) “A Vocation to Weakness?” PDF Version

Proud to be Catholic

My husband, Henry, and I recently had the privilege of serving as co-chairs for the Bishop’s Dinner in Calgary, Alberta. It’s an annual gathering, and this year the focus was on raising funds to support and empower young people. The event was sold out, and when I arrived, I found myself surrounded by close to… 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 ›

Blessed Abbot Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

Born: April 1, 1858 in Dublin Ireland Died: January 30, 1923 (at the age of 65) Maredsous Abbey, Belgium Beatified: September 3, 2000 by  Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 3 Here’s a thought to contemplate: “I owe more to Columba Marmion for initiating me into things spiritual than to any other spiritual writer.” – Pope St. John Paul II… 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 ›

“Warm Up: Making a Commitment to Spiritual Fitness” – Talk by Sharon van der Sloot

This talk is the first of a five-part retreat on the theme, “Fit for the Kingdom.” In it, we take a look at what it means to be ready for eternity – why we would want to become holy and how we can be better friends with God. “Warm Up: Making a Commitment to Spiritual Fitness” … Read More ›

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Born: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia Died: September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, India, at the age of 87 Beatified: October 19, 2003 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II Canonized: September 4, 2016 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City by Pope Francis Feast Day: September 5 Patronage:… Read More ›

2014 – Fr. Jerome’s Homily Archives

Fr. Jerome’s Homilies of the Liturgical Year  1st Sunday of Advent (Matthew 24:37-44) “Choose Your Own Adventure”  PDF Version 2nd Sunday of Advent (Matthew 3:1-12) “The Mighty Oak of God” PDF Version  3rd Sunday of Advent (Matthew 11:2-11)“Purpose and Mission” PDF Version Christmas (Luke 2:1-16) “WHY and So What?”  PDF Version  The Holy Family (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23)… Read More ›

2014 – Fr. Nathan’s Homily Archives

Fr. Nathan’s Homilies of the Liturgical Year 1st Sunday of Advent (Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44) “Joy In Everyday Apocalypses”   PDF Version 2nd Sunday of Advent (Mt 3:1-12) “From Riches To Rags”  PDF Version 3rd Sunday of Advent (Mt 11:2-11) “Finding God in the Darkness”  PDF Version 4th Sunday of Advent (Mt 1: 18-24) “The Greatest Unplanned Pregnancy Story”  PDF… Read More ›