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When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up? Me… I wanted to be a library book. Things didn’t work out for me. Thankfully, they worked out better… I started paying more attention to the question, “Where is God calling me?” than to “What do I want to be when ...read more
From the Toronto Sun The Passion of Jesus Christ commemorated during Holy Week is connected with every ritual in the entire world. Jesus of Nazareth experiences physical and emotional cruelty that comes from an abuse of power, exercised by those in positions of religious and political leadership. There is not an incident in these gospel ...read more
Easter is the promise that death will visit each of us. But more important, it is the assurance that death does not complete life, but only changes it. Easter prompts us to recall, from the darkest moments of grief to life’s smallest trials, how much God comforts us and gives us the strength to persevere. ...read more
Here’s a press release from the folks at the Eucharistic Congress that I’d thought I’d share with you — be sure to keep them in your prayers! – 1000 km on foot to Quebec City for the International Eucharistic Congress Quebec City, March 20, 2008 – The 2008 International Eucharistic Congress invites all media, as ...read more
On Good Friday we gather together as the Christian community to mourn the death of our most beloved member. We ‘behold the man’ and gaze upon Jesus, who took upon himself all of our sins and failings so that we could experience peace and reconciliation with the One who sent him. Each year on Good ...read more
On Holy Thursday, we commemorate the Last Supper of Our Lord and celebrate the institution of the Eucharist. It is a very special evening to remember what Jesus did for us, and the great gift he left us. Memory is one of the most mysterious and greatest powers of the human spirit. Without memory we ...read more
The word “triduum” comes from a Latin root which means “in the space of three days”, and the Church’s observance of the Easter Triduum is one single celebration that lasts for three days. The Old Testament records several occasions of three-day prayer or ritual ceremonies, and Jesus picks up on this concept when he refers ...read more
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test ...read more
This is my tenth Palm Sunday. I remember having to squint as I walked to Church, ten years ago this morning, as the sun reflected off the remaining snow. Winter, like Lent, was nearly over and the air was filled with an organic odour that may have been repellant, were it not for the new ...read more
Holy Week is so different from any other week in the Christian year. The Three Days of Triduum are between the Forty days of Lent and the Fifty days of Easter. The great Three Days conclude on Easter Sunday afternoon. The Passion, Suffering, Death and Resurrection of the Lord are the very themes that unite ...read more