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Saints & Souls…our connection to them.

Come, let us worship our God, who is glorified in the assembly of his saints. Excerpts from a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot. Let us make haste to our brethren who are awaiting us Why should our praise and glorification, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary’s Bday: Talking to her, asking for guidance…

Birth of Mary: September 8th Let us proclaim the greatness of our Savior who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that He will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of … Continue reading

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The Rosary…Leading us closer to God.

Feast of the Holy Rosary: October 7     The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and in its depth. . .the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life.” Pope … Continue reading

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What do we do in the wake of a tragedy?

During those times when it seems that evil & tragedy are more widespread than ever before, it is important to remember that there IS MORE. As Christians, we know the outcome of the battle between good & evil. As Christians, … Continue reading

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Let us celebrate the birth of Mary: Let us ask her to pray for us!

Birth of Mary: September 8th Let us proclaim the greatness of our Savior who chose to be born of the Virgin Mary. Confident that He will hear us, we ask: – Lord, may your mother pray for us. Sun of … Continue reading

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A Saint for our time… Maximilian Kolbe

St Maximilian Kolbe (1894 – 1941) He was born on 8 January 1894 in occupied Poland: he joined the Franciscans in Lwów in 1910, and was ordained eight years later, as his country became free and independent for the first … Continue reading

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St. Thomas More – Feast Day June 22nd

Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith – holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church.  – St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478-1535) Thomas was a friend … Continue reading

Post Pentecost: Continuing to let the Holy Spirit work in your life.

  The day of Pentecost is over, but the work of the Holy Spirit is not.  Daily we need to be attentive and open to the work of the Holy Spirit.  Are you inviting the Holy Spirit to be with … Continue reading

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Loving the Other: Lasting Relationships

We are in the season of love.  Valentine’s Day is approaching.  The Church is celebrating National Marriage Week, which Archbishop Chaput points out is not just for married couples. He says,  This week long celebrations “provide an opportunity to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Prayerful meditation: Psalm 25

God speaks to us through Scripture.  This is one way that He has revealed Himself to us.  If you are seeking God, then spending time daily reflecting on His Word is a sure way to know Him better. Let us … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018