"To be a window for Christ means having the freedom to allow Christ to be visible through me.  Christ will be my actions and my words.  I trust the Holy Spirit to shine through me."...

"Jesus told his disciples to take nothing for the journey, to travel light. This begs the question, “When does the tourist become a pilgrim?” The answer is so appropriate – when you lose your luggage. Bishop Robert Barron invites us all to become detached from wealth, pleasure, power and honor. St. Ignatius of Loyola did just that after reading the Imitation of Christ and lives of the saints, while recuperating from his wounds. His dreams about winning glory in battle changed dramatically to doing glorious things for Christ. He found a new freedom, and worked tirelessly for God’s kingdom to grow."...

During February to April of 2017, I helped out at Jesu Ashram: a hospital for the destitute in Matigara, Darjeeling. The hospital has three wards: leprosy, tuberculosis, and general. It is also a free training center for nurses, most of whom are tribal women. I worked in the leprosy ward . ....

For one Jesuit, Canada Day 2017 was one for remembering past in the present, and thanking God for many blessings. This is a bit of a stream of consciousness....

"As we gather at barbecues and picnics today, let's take a few minutes to look back on the gifts of the summer and to ponder what we will take up with a new determination as a new year starts."...

In 1992, Pope John Paul II authorized a new Catechism of the Catholic Church . . . This series will try to explain various teachings of the Catechism in a simple way that hopefully will be easily understood ....

The Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage celebrated Ignatius Day in North Bay. Erik Oland,SJ preached at the Mass....

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