Viola Athaide

Viola Athaide is a student in the Windows of Theology program at Regis College, Toronto. She currently teaches Scripture at her local parish church.


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    The poet shares how prayer helps her "to see things anew"....

    "As I left the dark world of the theatre and walked into the Spring sunshine, the words “Love is the only way” kept ringing in my ears."...

    “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”...

    Visio Divina (‘Holy or Divine Looking’) on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Irises....

    "Sacred Scripture has no record of any words that he uttered, yet he is the patron saint of Canada, of the universal church, of workers and of the dying."...

    "When you read the title of this article, you are probably thinking about that figure of speech called an oxymoron, for who would refer to a donkey as being distinguished . . . "...

    On the night of October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 people dead and 546 injured....

    "In an unexpected time, those affected believed in a God who would deliver them from their misery. The power of evangelizing in trying moments is powerful, for one has to Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!"...

    "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."...

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