"While this large gathering is primarily youth populated, in my experience now, individuals of all ages attend this event. This in turn, allows everyone the opportunity to grow from one another and feel as though we have a faith community within reach, all over the world, despite sometimes feeling
In the text of the Spiritual Exercises, in section 22, to be exact, Ignatius asks that we should be more ready to give a favourable interpretation to another's statement than we are to condemn it as false. These words apply not only to our conversations but also to our listening to the reading of Sc
"The words of Jesus in the Gospel today encourage mercy and forgiveness. David showed those qualities to a man – Saul – who wanted him dead"
"Trust is a tenuous feeling. Jeremiah refers to the fear that comes with heat and the anxiety during a time of drought. If the tree hadn’t been planted by water, it would wither. Instead, it continues to bear fruit."
In the eyes of the world, I probably look like I’ve received more than enough: I work as an executive for a technology firm in Toronto, live a comfortable life, own properties, I’m surrounded by a supportive group of friends, and volunteer part-time for my local parish. To some, this might seem like
Prayer takes on many forms. Today we see prayer as poetry.
"Isaiah, Peter and Pope Francis know their weaknesses. They know their unworthiness. None of us is worthy to be a minister of the Lord, to do God’s work in the world. Yet, we all still have that commission as a result of our Baptism."
"Despite the various distinctions, we know that there are interconnections between the various types of love. I like the beautiful scene in Les Misérables when Jean Valjean says, “To love another person is to see the face of God”"
"Personally, I do not favour changing the wording of a biblical text to fit with a meaning found elsewhere. It is important for readers of the Bible to struggle with the difficulties found in the original text of the New Testament even when they pray the prayer Jesus taught his disciples."
"The Church as well-working body? That’s a nice hope. It’s a dream that we can look toward. Meanwhile, we have to hope that as many members of the team as possible are playing their part."
"Some key facts about Kyram: Age 12, can’t walk, sit or stand up on his own. Hearing impaired and mute. Has sleep apnea (tendency to stop breathing when asleep). Requires 24 hour quality professional care. Born 4 month premature with cerebral palsy and has limited or sporadic control of his mus
"Injustice and justice both have faces. Those faces surround us every time that we connect to the world around us "
". . . the attraction of Christ makes possible an openness that would be impossible without him. We know, of course, that a disarming child comes into our lives with Christmas."
"Our Bridging Borders campaign seeks to raise awareness (open eyes and hearts) and invite a response of action rooted in love that seeks to bring about structural change for the common good."