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  • Jesus, the good shepherd, is a mantra for our prayer.

  • Today is the feast day of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Today the poet has set his poem to music.

  • "This time will pass, and hopefully, we will have grown from the discipline and stamina needed to weather this pandemic"

  • "Each Pope had (has) their strengths and weaknesses.  God uses each one to work his will.  In the end, each one was and is looking to the best interests of the Church and the world."

  • The opening of an old door turns the poet from yesterday and tomorrow to face today.

  • Two different views on one difficult topic.

  • In this month, dedicated to Mary, the poet offers a reflection.

  • "Marriage based on love was a new experience in the Georgian era (1714-1830). Prior to this period marriages of the landed gentry were familial contractual arrangements."

  • A Poem about a huge tradition in Caracas, Venezuela .

  • Questions asked and answered in the first book of Samuel.

  • In the aftermath of it all will a drop of water do much?

  • In today's Poetry Tuesday, Greg Kennedy asks - in his own way - a question many of us have thought of asking.

  • Pope Francis ". . focuses on weaving stories, the reality of deceptive stories, the importance of Sacred Scripture, an ever-renewed story in each human life, and the ways in which our personal story is a part of salvation history.."

  • "The series is a curious blend of classical literature, fantasy, romance, and even mystery!"

  • "How is the culture trying to get me to look fondly on something, which ultimately leads to death and suffering? "

  • "Things change. Ideas change. Attitudes change. Certainties become nuanced. With the passage of time, an earlier burning issue reduces to smouldering, and finally there’s scarcely a trace of the old inflammatory situation."

  • Three writers share their reflections on the movie -"The Two Popes". The movie is available on Netflix.

  • For Holy Week, two poems about the covid - 19 virus and this very very different Holy Week.

  • We ask: "What's in a name?" and the poet responds with an answer we might not have thought of.

  • The poet reflects on life during Lent in the Anthropocene.

  • Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland.

  • Today the poet asks and answers a question we are all too familiar with.

  • On a deep and dark Winnipeg December day, Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ makes another visit to the zoo.

  • "The Two Popes" - available on Netflix - is built around conversations between Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis that took place shortly before Benedict's resignation.

  • The poet writes about one meaning of Lent's forty days which begin soon.

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current.experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain,

  • In "Reupholstered Psalms", Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our species, intolerance… and the list goes on. The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain, but the outer appearance has been transformed. Like the originals, they are meant to challenge

  • "But a bigger part of me is very happy with this multifaceted film that explores issues of a Church of ideas and a Church of people (or dogma versus social gospel), and of the possibility of civil discourse in our fractured times"

  • "Those reviews were written by well-known theologians, but their negative opinions did not change mine. I was still so pleased to have watched it."

  • The poem is based on the Principle and Foundation found in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

  • The poet speaks to God about the light that is genesis.

  • What might we see when we gaze upon Christ on the cross?

  • The poet takes us back to Heraclitus's saying about stepping twice in the same river.

  • "people need to understand the consequences of their actions and grasp for themselves where their choices lead them. "

  • "But what if there is no going back?  What if there is nothing you can do to fix that incurable wound inside of you?"

  • " . . . Downton reminds of old times.  But as each member of the household is true to character and task, there is something added in the film."

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