Seasons

  • "Lent becomes the key opportunity to become more deeply aware of the love of God and the needs to share, to save the planet, to understand suffering, to reach out to the outcast."

  • "Jesus encourages us to fast but to do so as a prayer not as a way to impress others as to how “holy” we are. "

  • "This is essential reading for anyone who has ever felt different or other, or for parents who have struggled with raising a child who has fallen far from the family tree."

  • What is the message brought to us today by the woman at the well?

  • "When we find ourselves confronted with our own weaknesses, we need to remember that God is calling us to be patient and to see ourselves as he does, with unconditional love."

  • "For as long as I can remember, I have associated the appearance of the sliver of the new moon with God’s faithfulness. "

  • The ashes from the fire of the burning cross take us back to where we left.

  • ". . . realize that Lent is the time to live our lives more fully, for life is a gift from God that we should embrace to the fullest.

  • "Given that we will eventually die, it becomes important to ask how we will live."

  • "As the ashes are blessed and then anointed with the words ‘remember you are dust and to dust you shall return’, I think ‘scary’."

  • "We know that Jesus is not just trying to make us feel good. His urgency is a call to action for each one of us. "

  • one month ago we welcomed 2021 into our coven ridden lives - might we see things differently now?

  • "Prayers for peace and unity are always necessary, for the Catholic community and for the greater Christian community. The skirmishes and divisions have been there from the birth of the church"

  • The colours, sounds, and images of Winnipeg's Portage and Main as the new year dawns.

  • A look at the story behind the Christmas song - The Twelve Days of Christmas.

  • "To arise and shine is an act of defiance. It is as simple as praying for the grace to view the world, pandemic included, through the perspective of God."

  • "Many of his questions for reflection cut to the heart of our lives and the mystery that is evoked by the birth of this simple baby."

  • What thoughts go through the mind of a poet on this New Year's eve?

  • "Christmas has to become a reality in our lives if we are to find peace. "

  • Christmas is - in part - a time to give and receive gifts. Acceptance can be a special Christmas gift.

  • What happened on that first Christmas in Bethlehem.

  • "Family is the basic social unit in our lives. Thus, its health or lack of health will affect us, usually in permanent ways."

  • How do we expect things to turn out at Christmas?

  • "shanoThere is a challenge in receiving the light of Christ. We cannot be mere passive recipients of that light. We are called to become light for others"

  • "The Proclamation of the Birth of Christ,, is a chant sung before the Midnight Mass for Christmas in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. The long text is a timeline, in which each verse represents the years from an historical event, either secular or religious, until the birth of Jesus Christ."

  • Where is there room for us in Bethlehem?

  • "During this pandemic how are we inviting Jesus to deepen his healing and life giving presence in our hearts, in our families and in our world?  Or in another way how is Jesus encouraging and supporting us to live this precious time with Him?"

  • "What is God's dream for me? Acceptance of it may take serious prayer. Reluctance and hesitancy are common for many young people today who are searching for the right path for themselves. "

  • "Behind the beauty of this scene, however, lies a profound and saving mystery. "

  • "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. (1 John 3:1)"

  • "Jesus offers numerous reminders about the futility of worrying. It won't make the issue go away and it doesn't solve anything, but it’s easier to live with when we share it with God."

  • "What is Christmas really about?”  Is it really about gathering with our loved ones over a meal and opening up gifts on Christmas morning ?"

  • t's not just the Festival of Lights. May it also be a festival of hope, happiness, love, and health.

  • A 1948 winter photo on Christmas eve.

  • "I vibrate with an awareness of a dark and broken world, so in need of light, and love, and peace, and new life."

  • "Being idle no more is not that radically different from staying awake and alert – the ultimate Advent challenge!"

  • "Ozan Varol wrote, "This Thanksgiving, create the George Bailey effect in your life. Instead of counting your blessings, subtract them. The results will surprise you." "

  • " . . these failures make me more aware of my need for God to come more deeply into my heart, into my life and into our world."

  • "Beholding is more than a casual glance. It is allowing the object or person beheld to speak to us."

  • The Our Father, Advent and the coming of the Reign of God.

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