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 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."...

    “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 . . . "...

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