S+L logo

My fond memories of ‘Kindness’

November 18, 2008
kindnesscollage2.jpgThis week on The World I Know we look at Kindness.
In the first segment of this show, Rachel DeSa introduces us to Kindness and how it is lived in the school community. A grade five student at Guardian Angels school in the Toronto area at the time, she had Kindness written on her face. She had to be the host! I remember during her interview, her classmates listening in said that she was a great singer. So for fun I asked her to sing a song into the mic. And she did! What a voice, and what a spirit! She had a sheepish smile when she finished, as if waiting to be both made fun of and applauded, but of course no one laughed and everyone applauded. She even said, “Oh gosh, there are other people in this class who sing really well, too!” Now, Rachel’s class can be considered as the “star” of this first segment. Her class is active in anything that offers help to people. This segment took me “out of the box” in the sense that we ended up doing a little bit of filming at Sick Kids Hospital in downtown Toronto. Find out why!
kindnesscollage3.jpgThe student of the day is Mimi Pukulakatt. Bright and articulate with smiling dark eyes, Mimi exudes confidence. But she says outright that she finds it hard to pray, and raises up her peers who are courageous enough to invite others to pray in public. For her, kindness is not always about big actions – it can start with a prayer.
The saint of the day is St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Fr. Robert Mignella, Associate Pastor at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Woodbridge, talks about his devotion to St. Elizabeth. He was a university student at the Newman Center in Toronto listening to a homily by Fr. Thomas Rosica on St. Elizabeth. There were St. Elizabeth Health Care workers present at the Mass in honour of St. Elizabeth and Fr. Rosica went on to talk about her virtues: she was a queen, a woman of prestige and reputation, but her biggest desire was to serve the poor. This resounded with Fr. Robert because at the time he was struggling with wanting to be popular and prestigious, but here was someone who wanted to be lowly instead.
The “Kindness” episode airs Tuesday, November 18th, the fifth episode of Salt + Light’s newest series, The World I Know: Virtues in Action. For more information on this series, check the Virtues webpage by clicking HERE. And remember, if you miss the 8 pm ET broadcast, you can still catch it at midnight, or during your lunch break (12:30 pm ET) the next day via live streaming!
Related posts
SLHour: Superheroes, Gaudete et Exsultate and other conversations
FacebookTwitter
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Jim Papandrea about superheroes, science fiction and Christ and we learn all about Pope Francis’ latest exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate ...read more
Feast of St. Philip Neri, Priest
FacebookTwitter
A brief overview of who St. Philip Neri was, and what he accomplished as a Priest to commemorate his feast day - May 26th. ...read more
Read more about Amoris, a new 6-part series leading up to the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) this August airing on Salt+Light every Sunday from May 27th to July 1st at 8 PM.  ...read more
Welcome to S+L’s Weekly News Round-Up. As part of my job, I come across many interesting Catholic news stories on a daily basis. Some of them I'll cover on Perspectives Daily and the others I’d li ...read more
The spiritual bond between two Francises: <br> Pope Francis and Padre Pio
FacebookTwitter
In honour of the birthday of Padre Pio, we present you with this article written by Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku on the occasion of the pilgrimage of his major relic to Boston in 2016.  ...read more