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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    In two days, we mark the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. Today the poet looks ahead to what is to come....

    "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."...

    An original 0 antiphon. The O Antiphons, also known as The great Os are Magnificat antiphons used at Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in Western Christian traditions. They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days in the post-1970 form of the Catholic Mass....

    The final poem of Poetry Week speaks of a saint who promised to spend her heaven "doing good on earth."...

    " know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope." (Jeremiah 29:11)...

    "My escapades were harmless, and make for good story telling several years after the facts. Despite the many reprimands I received, I knew that I was loved."...

    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."...

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