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Tag: strength

“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

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 ›

Mr. Fix-it

Before moving to Canada, my husband and I and our two children lived in a small town in northern Russia for a few years. It was one of those “adventures of a lifetime,” and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. But as four Americans living in Russia, it wasn’t without its problems, mostly due to cultural… Read More ›