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

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“Freedom In The Word of God” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21) “Freedom In The Word of God”  PDF Version Homily for the 3rd Sunday of OT, Year C (2019): Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 We may take for granted the freedom we enjoy Sunday after Sunday to gather as God’s Holy People to… Read More ›

“The Last Stone Jar” – Homily by Fr. Cristino

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jn. 2: 1-11) “The Last Stone Jar” PDF Version

I Believe; Help My Unbelief

“Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone.”1 – Sophie Scholl One of the toughest things we are called to do in life is to stand up for what we believe. In the wake of the recent scandals that have rocked the Church, it can take courage to even admit… 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  

Mindfulness vs. Christian Meditation: A Catholic Perspective

‘Mindfulness’ has become a bit of a buzzword these days, and to be honest, I haven’t always understood what’s involved. I initially regarded it simply as the practice of being attentive and aware. But the practice of mindfulness goes beyond that description. In the modern clinical sense of the word, it refers to a type… Read More ›

“The Kenosis of St. Therese of Lisieux” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Ez 18:25-8; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32) “The Kenosis of St. Therese of Lisieux”  PDF Version   Homily for the 26th Sunday of OT, Year A (2017): Ez 18:25-8; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 During my studies at Mt Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon, I was blessed to study alongside more than… Read More ›


Few movies have made as much of an impression on me as did Martin Scorsese’s film, Silence. Based on the novel by Japanese author, Shūsako Endō, Silence tells the story of two Portuguese priests who travel to Japan as missionaries in 1637, during the time of the Tokugawa shogunate (also called the Edo period). History… Read More ›

“Lessons From A Neapolitan Nativity Set” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of The Nativity of the Lord “Lessons From A Neapolitan Nativity Set”  PDF Version

Saint Marguerite d’Youville of Montreal

Born: October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec Died: December 23, 1771 Beatified: May 3, 1959 – by Pope John XXIII Canonized: December 9, 1990 – by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 16 (Canada) Patronage: widows, difficult marriages, death of young children     In this life, we rarely know the impact we will have… Read More ›

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Born: October 4, 1922 in Magenta, Italy Died: April 28, 1962 in Monza, Italy Beatification: April 24, 1994 by Pope St. John Paul II – during the Year of the Family Canonized: May 16, 2004 by Pope St. John Paul II. St. Gianna is the first married laywoman to be declared a saint. She is… Read More ›