"My experience is that when I am freed from my interior struggles that I am more able to be present to the other."
"Would it be possible for me to hold lightly to polar opposites such as health and sickness, riches and poverty, honour and dishonour, or a long versus a short life? Might I ever reach that freedom in order that I might better praise, reverence and serve God?"
"There are plenty of reminders in both the Old and New Testaments that we are called to a healthy form of self-pride, to stand up for who we are and the gifts we have."
"What causes us to have faith? Or, on the other hand, why do some people have no faith? It cannot be reduced to simplistic answers."
"Having that intimate sense of being a loved child of God is a gift for us. It is the precursor to many more gifts from God."
"St. Ignatius tells us that on our part “we ought not to seek health, rather than sickness, wealth rather than poverty, honor rather than dishonor….” Within the context of our western culture he could have added “being fat rather than being trim”."
"The coming of suffering and death into each of our lives is a moment of opportunity – an invitation to be truly loving. Jesus embraced his suffering and turned it into a genuine act of love for others. The coming of suffering and death into each of our lives is a moment of opportunity – an invitat
It was, quite simply, an experience like no other. A four hour visit touring Auschwitz-Birkenau for thirty two students and four teachers from St. Paul’s High School was an experience that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives.
"One of the drawbacks to having a day dedicated to mothers is that we too often focus on them on that single day and take them for granted for the rest of the year."
"To what, then, is Jesus comparing his easy yoke? He’s comparing it to the yoke of the Law, which, though we may delight in it and love it, is still very demanding: “You shall love the Lord your God with all our heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might”, and “You shall love your neighb
"We’ve all been affected by last week’s terrible tragedy on a highway in rural Saskatchewan. Sadness and grief disrupted the peace and sleep of much of the country."
“Jews survived all the defeats, expulsions, persecutions and pogroms, the centuries in which they were regarded as a pariah people, even the Holocaust itself, because they never gave up the faith that one day they would be free to live as Jews without fear.”
"The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a dignified life for all men and women regardless of colour or creed continues to live on in the teachings of one of his most influential admirers, Pope Francis, a Vatican representative said."