"The giving tradition was rolling along until I hit a major road block, ill health. Then there was a role reversal. Instead of being the giver, I became the receiver. That was foreign to me."...

Small is beautiful! And so can be "short"...

"In 2019, I’d practice openness of mind through the daily exam, and allow myself to see the unexpected and disarming beauty in my days."...

"Despite the various distinctions, we know that there are interconnections between the various types of love. I like the beautiful scene in Les Misérables when Jean Valjean says, “To love another person is to see the face of God”"...

"“Through the intercession of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness. In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”"...

"My life totally changed on September 11th. On September 11th 1974, that is. On that day, I went with two other Jesuits to live in a flat in a run-down tenement building in the most deprived area in Ireland, the inner city of Dublin."...

"Personally, I do not favour changing the wording of a biblical text to fit with a meaning found elsewhere.  It is important for readers of the Bible to struggle with the difficulties found in the original text of the New Testament even when they pray the prayer Jesus taught his disciples."...

"There is a longing for peace in the human heart, a peace, as St. Augustine discovered, which can only ultimately be satisfied by the Creator."...

The poet reminds us that within Toronto The good "grace is still an option."...

" . . . in order for our actions to be fruitful, in order for them to have lasting impact on the world, they too must come from a deep place."...

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