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Read Deacon Pedro's reflection on the role Joseph plays in the bible. Nowhere in the  Gospels do we ever hear anything Joseph says. He never says anything... but he’s a man of action. ...read more
A Reflection for All Saints Day Is there room for God in our world today?  Is there room for God in Canada today?  Is there room for more extreme revolutionaries of holiness in our culture today?  The answer is a resounding “yes.”  Why should Christians and Catholics in this country be reticent about declaring themselves ...read more
Test your knowledge: Of these, how many were Franciscans? Junipero Serra, Peter of Alcántara, Bonaventure, Anthony of Padua, Maximillian Kolbe, St. Padre Pio, Marianne Cope, Elizabeth of Hungary, Angela Merici, St. Brigid of Sweden, Elizabeth of Portugal, Thomas More and Pope John XXIII? This week, on the SLHour, author Robert Ellsberg lists about 100 Franciscan saints and tells us what we can learn from them. ...read more
In this tiny but powerful Rule, Benedict put what he had learned about the power of speaking and oratorical rhythms at the service of the Gospel. He did not drop out of school because he didn't understand the subject! Scholars have told us that his Rule reflects an understanding of and skill with the rhetorical rules of the time. ...read more
A political prisoner of the Communist regime for thirteen years, nine of which he spent in solitary confinement, Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan’s experience is a powerful testimony of faith in the Eucharist and in the power of forgiveness and the redemptive value of the cross. Cardinal Van Thuan’s writings and spiritual insights written in ...read more
We begin with news today from Fatima, where Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Blessed Mother appear in Fatima in 1917, is now one step closer to canonization. The diocesan phase of the Fatima visionary’s cause concluded the local phase of investigation into her life and holiness last week in ...read more