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Tag: St. John Paul II

“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 ›

“The Serpent’s Crushed Head” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was preached in the Carmel of the Divine Heart to the Carmelite Sisters in Mississauga, ON, during their annual retreat, preached by Fr. Cristino. 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Gn. 3: 9-15 & Mk. 3: 20-35) “The Serpent’s Crushed Head” PDF Version  

“What Were the 90’s? Communicating the Gospel to a New Generation” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

This talk was delivered to the young man gathered as part of the annual God Squad Men’s Conference held at St. Peter’s Parish, Calgary. Addressing a group of youth who were all born in the new millennium, Fr. Cristino considers the implications of becoming evangelists in a modern era which knows little of the eras… Read More ›

“By Paths Unknown He Guided Me” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday) “By Paths Unknown He Guided Me”  PDF Version  Homily for the 4thSunday of Easter, Year B (2018): Good Shepherd Sunday The 4thSunday of Easter is also known unofficially as Good Shepherd Sunday. It is on this day that the Church around the world prayers for priests, seminarians and… Read More ›

“Miserando Atque Eligendo” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

This homily was delivered at St. Luke’s Parish, Calgary, on the occasion of their “Priest Appreciation Weekend”. Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday – (Jn. 20: 19-31) “Miserando Atque Eligendo” PDF Version

“The Apostles’ First Reconciliation” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

The 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) (Jn 20:13-31) “The Apostles’ First Reconciliation”  PDF Version Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (2018) (Jn 20:19-31) During the 50 days that Our Risen Lord spent on earth before His Ascension into heaven, we learn from the Gospels and the letters of St. Paul that… Read More ›

“Presenting Ourselves to the World for the Lord” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Lk. 2: 22-40) “Presenting Ourselves to the World for the Lord”  PDF Version 

“Spalancate le Porte!” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time & Feast of St. John Paul II (Mt. 22: 15-21) “Spalancate le Porte!”    PDF Version

The Consecration of Canada: Under Our Lady’s Mantle

July 1st, 2017 is an auspicious day in Canada’s history, not only because it is the 150th anniversary of our country, but also because the Bishops of Canada have chosen to mark this great occasion by consecrating our nation to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary.1 This is not the first time such… Read More ›

“Finding Beauty in Suffering” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

The gravest threat to faith and the leading cause of atheism throughout the history of humanity is what some have termed “the problem of evil.” Why is there suffering in a world created by an all-good, all-knowing, all-powerful God? Why do the innocent suffer at all? These are hard questions to which there are no… Read More ›