Our Daily Lives

  • "n these strange times of COVID-19, I write this from the confines of my room where I have been for the past few days dealing with my symptoms . . "

  • "Keeping the bonds of community even when we cannot gather together will do much for our equanimity and our sanity during this trying time"

  • "Once you say “thank you” something happens."

  • "There is plenty of bad news out there and it’s likely going to worsen. But I’m discovering that I find some signs of hope at this time"

  • St. Pius X in St. John's every Tuesday will be sending out "Our Parish Update," to keep in contact with their parishioners.

  • COVID 19 - about what is possible in the midst of the horror.

  • "Within our families and our neighbourhoods, it only takes a small act of kindness to remind others of God’s love for them. "

  • " I hope to face these with humility and good grace in the hope that in my mid-seventies I can still be of some religious service to others especially a community like the deaf. . . "

  • "This current pandemic is an opportunity for us as a society, as a church and as individuals to really look at our priorities, examining them in the light of Gospel values."

  • "I’ve become almost obsessed about things like door handles, taps, keyboards, and the like. Is it irrational? Is it because I’m over 60, and, therefore, among those that are more at risk than the younger.?"

  • A special post from igNation regarding COVID-19.

  • In the midst of this corona virus (COVID 19), we need to remember to trust fear to our loving God!

  • "So my mother volunteered. She dropped out of university, attended spy school and then joined the student nursing program at a Halifax hospital."

  • "How can we concretely activate antibodies against the virus of the pandemic of fear, anxiety and hatred in our social and political life? One way out of this is to physically break the bubble of the algorithms that trigger a fear reaction.""

  • "Of course, forgiving does not mean forgetting, which would only multiply the folly. It does mean, however, that throwing stones in the greenhouse we now inhabit is probably not the most prudent way to lower its temperature."

  • The Pope offers special words for healthcare workers. Thanks to their expertise, they can make patients feel the presence of Christ who consoles and cares for the sick, and heals every hurt. They are there to promote the dignity and life of each person.."

  • "Today’s Gospel reminds us about the invitation to be salt for the earth and light for the world. Your light must shine in people’s sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven."

  • "They show me their resistance and, above all, so much hope. This is why they can choose to leave their country of origin while trusting in fate. In short, refugees are resilient people."

  • }We need to realize that embracing silence is much more than stopping occasionally to smell the roses. "

  • "Those of us now fortunate to be grandparents know that we have a responsibility to encourage our grandchildren through unconditional love."

  • Living thru a snow storm that gifted a community with some 92 cm. of snow, can be a "wild ride" and more. Mike Bautista tells us: "It really was a wild time. I shake my head in disbelief that there was actually that much snow. Where they tore down the Grace Hospital, there is a mound of snow as b

  • "Prudence, caution, wisdom, carefulness save us from trouble. These virtues however are not always efficient to bring about change,"

  • "Steve Jobs sort of helped me to better understand St. Paul and St. Augustine, and it occurred to me that, by coincidence, the three of them were speaking to a deep truth of life . . ."

  • "During our first forty years or so, we traverse what best could be described a circuitous path towards an unknown and undefined future."

  • "someone told me that there are certain words that need to be said if you are writing your own vows."

  • "Gratitude is just sitting down for a few minutes in the middle of a long trek in autumn… "

  • Today is Martin Luther KIng Day in the USA. Here are 31 quotes from King.

  • "And since I control the choice of music and the amount of time listening, I can savour the words/music and spirit of the Holy seasons."

  • "The child that Mary carried would be named Emmanuel, which means "God is with us" (Matthew 1: 18-24). This is the source of strength and hope to so many in the world. "

  • "What about the institutional church today? Is it following the example of Jesus or the example to the apostles? Is the church staying behind “locked doors”?"

  • "The pithy one-liner in Matthew 6.34 “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” reminds me that each day contains an ample burden of evils and suffering, and that there is no need to add to this burden."

  • "They transform lives through the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) chosen by the Society of Jesus: Spiritual Exercises and discernment; walking with poor and marginalized people; journeying with youth; and caring for our common home."

  • "There is an essential consistency, however, in what we have sought for our novices over the years. The Society ever continues to be itself."

  • The poet reflects on a visit to a city forest-park.

  • "A conversation involves two voices speaking and listening, and above all, taking turns to share their thoughts!"

  • "These large and small acts, given freely, are what bind communities together.   Volunteering is helping, not hiring; giving, not taking; contributing, not counting the cost"

  • "On September 7, 1999 what was thought impossible became reality – St. Bonaventure’s College – an independent Roman Catholic School in the Jesuit Tradition opened its doors to its first 196 students."

  • "Dog, Boy and Dad did the pre-flight, loaded luggage and took off westward. Boy and Dog fell into dramamine induced slumber and missed daylight as it passed us crossing the prairies westward. It was like a wedge, moving forward, turning off lights in farm yards and small towns".

  • "The program stresses “People Led Development,” working with, rather than for, people.  The training program prepares people to return to their communities with appropriate leadership skills. "

  • "I wish to raise two points which are rarely heard in the discussion on electoral reform. The first has to do with what political scientists call “interest aggregation” and the second with what they call “legitimacy.”"

  • The poet makes it clear that something was coming - did you miss it?

  • Henri Nouwen says, “Real human grief allows the illusion of immortality to die in us.”  So while we acknowledge the mortality of so many loved ones whom we have lost, let us also acknowledge our own mortality."

  • "How will our 338 elected members of parliament work together to solve Canada’s many problems? Perhaps a review of how MPs in Canada’s 1867 Confederation parliament solved their problems may be useful."

  • After a heroic two years the 27 km long road was finally opened on July 13 2019 connecting Tipling "to the erst of the world."

  • "True partnership means giving goes in both directions, even if we don’t realize it at first. Kindness creates connections, and sustained generosity builds communities if it is based on just relations."

  • Why do some churches still not allow female altar servers?

  • "As I recall this time in my life, I thank God for all the beautiful moments in between. I guess that is a part of growing older; remembering the times that have gone before. They are not all pleasant but they are all worthy of remembering."

  • 'Many of us choose not to vote, "because it makes no difference!" It does make a difference. It's the difference between engagement and non-engagement with the political process. "

  • "A prophet is not sent by a king or by a high priest. A prophet is sent by God to speak truth to power – to kings and priests".

  • "Let us be mindful of the needs of those we know who could use a visit, a phone all or perhaps a ‘thinking of you’ card. These simple gestures will bring joy to every lonely heart."

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