Spirituality

  • Governor General Julie Payette is said to reflect the hopes and aspirations of the people of Canada. How well is she doing?

  • "This Sunday occurs during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This Week of Prayer is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and

  • "God our ever present loving Father wants us to be mentors of reconciliation to others, to be their ‘elders’ who show by example and word how to live and be God’s children."

  • "The homily is the result of  a hodgepodge of my own thoughts and prayer and that of all I have read and learned from others concerning the Sunday readings.  The intent is to  present a unified, prayerful, inspiring ‘opening up the scriptures’ for God’s people each Sunday."

  • "People who bring serious reflection to the question of what they desire don’t usually speak of their desire for a new car or a fancier house. . . . Rather, people speak of peace, health for self and others, a desire to be more appreciative for what they have, and so on."

  • Ignatius offers three suggestions for dealing with stress in a healthy way. Reprinted with permission from The Jesuit Post.

  • In January 2018, the relic of St. Francis Xavier will be making a pilgrimage across Canada for a month. Here is the telling of how this came about.

  • "The most difficult challenge is to know that the Holy Spirit is truly present in our lives. We must take the time to be still, and listen to the promptings that will guide us and keep us on the right path."

  • "When Damian Torres-Botello, SJ read about recent reactions to Fr. James Martin’s newest book, he was reminded of the power of words and the call to love." Reposted with permission from The Jesuit Post

  • "The path is not safe, but, surprisingly, it is leading me to discover that Jesus actually wants me to be happy." Reposted from The Jesuit Post with permission.

  • " . . . every human being is created in the image and likeness of the Creator.  Honouring this divine image in the very being of every person is the foundation of genuine social justice. "

  • Jesuit Volunteers Canada - a journey to discover myself and the world.

  • "This text was inspired more than constructed. Guided by the impression Matthew Czerny made on his many friends as well as within his family,,his father wrote this prayer after Matthew’s death in a climbing accident at the age of 22 in September 1995."

  • 2017 is the 8th year to mark The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous People. This year we are asked to pray for murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.

  • "A few weeks ago, at Notre Dame Cathedral, Eastern Synod Lutheran Bishop Michael Pryse and I took part in a service commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We were joined by Catholics and Lutheran adherents and others from a variety of Christian denominations."

  • The author talks about her experience going to confession in Paris. "The thing I love about confession is it’s all about me! Or is it?"

  • "Daybreak over our backyard always amazes me.  Sunny or cloudy, the sky looks like it goes on forever, into eternity.  According to the Google Dictionary, “eternity” means infinite or unending time; the theological definition is endless life after death."

  • "When we are faced with such grandeur, whether it is our universe or life’s DNA, it is hard to deny some higher power behind all of these"

  • "Paul says that Israel has stumbled (see the footnote to this word in The Jewish Annotated New Testament) in not trusting or believing that Jesus is the fulfilment of God’s promise to her, and so has failed in her mission to the nations."

  • "Jesus calls us to a model of justice which restores the broken victim to a state of relative wholeness, and the one who breaches the boundaries of another to a state of responsible atonement and of reconciliation."

  • "For the time being at least, it is safe to give God the total credit for all living things,---plants, shrubs ,trees. Insects, ants in their millions, animals on land, in the sea, in the air, and even human beings. "

  • November is a time when we remember our dead in a special way. With death comes grief. Robert Czerny writes about what his family found that made their grief "a bit more stable, manageable."

  • "There is this nagging question at the back of my head. What role does my religion, my faith have in my secular life? What does it even mean to be Catholic today? "

  • "I believe there is a deep desire amongst young people to commit themselves to a cause often amidst a cultural context within which there is ingrained hopelessness despair and hedonism."

  • "Watching for signs might be attributed to the Sacrament of Confirmation, when the Holy Spirit brings us that wisdom and understanding that will help us with discernment, if we pay attention and listen."

  • "Incorporated into the Jesuit vow formula which is also the vow formula I professed as a young member of my own congregation is a particular focus which is of vital significance in the mission of both religious bodies. It is what we call the ‘care of youth’."

  • "There are still many of us who strive to produce the kingdom’s fruit. Please, God, give us the very much-needed guidance to know how."

  • " . . the church continues to prefer the burial of human remains. Still, the Church permits cremation as a valid option but argues against the scattering of ashes or keeping cremated remains at home."

  • " Why should we strive for the Magis, the more, the greater? Out of duty? Because we owe it to mankind, to God, to those deserving? to those undeserving?  Is the Magis tied to success? Does it mean perfection? Where does it get us? Then what if we fail?"

  • "Mass should be integral to our lives, not preserved somewhere separate. This guides me as a liturgical musician. I want to help the Mass to be an occasion of dialogue among the three essential dimensions of worship, community and action."

  • "A while back, I had reflected on Reading the Bible through a Green Lens by Calvin B. DeWitt. My reading on environmental issues had been from a secular perspective and I wanted to approach this topic from a biblical/spiritual perspective. What follows is my personal reflection on this article."

  • This traditional English porter is named for the great doctor of the church, Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109). He is best known as the Archbishop of Canterbury. His time as Primate of the English church was as stormy as the climate of the British Isle itself.

  • "The recently published circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope Francis drew worldwide attention by urging bishops to be wary of “gluten-free” hosts . . "

  • ""Remember the end of your life." . . . The advice from Sirach goes on and is relevant for the forgiveness that scripture reminds us of today."

  • "A while back, I had reflected on Reading the Bible through a Green Lens by Calvin B. DeWitt. My reading on environmental issues had been from a secular perspective and I wanted to approach this topic from a biblical/spiritual perspective. What follows is my personal reflection on this article."

  • Jean Bertin St Louis looks at the historical and political context of Isaiah's prophecy o 'Immanuel."

  • In a follow up to his post - Best Retreat Ever. Part One (posted 6/22/17) - Paul Robson,SJ writes about receiving God's grace at a moment of the retreat.

  • "Scripture today offers some wisdom for our reflection. Psalm 95 reminds us, "Do not harden your hearts!" Hardened hearts! Think of the Grinch who stole Christmas. And Easter! And joy and peace!"

  • "To be a window for Christ means having the freedom to allow Christ to be visible through me.  Christ will be my actions and my words.  I trust the Holy Spirit to shine through me."

  • "Jesus told his disciples to take nothing for the journey, to travel light. This begs the question, “When does the tourist become a pilgrim?” The answer is so appropriate – when you lose your luggage. Bishop Robert Barron invites us all to become detached from wealth, pleasure, power and honor. St.

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