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In today’s catechesis on the discernment of spirits, Pope Francis defines consolation, gives examples of saints who have experienced spiritual consolation, and distinguishes between “the consolation that comes from God and false consolations.” Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! We continue the catechesis on the discernment of spirits and how to discern them when they ...read more
St. Cecilia is known for being the patron saint of music, musicians, and composers. According to tradition, St. Cecilia came from a wealthy family and was promised in marriage to a Roman pagan named Valerian. She had already made a vow of virginity to God, and she prayed and fasted that her promise be preserved.  ...read more
We often think the path to holiness is one giant, heroic leap up to God. The reality is that it’s the development of small, regular habits that gradually turn our hearts and wills to God’s love. That’s the vision behind “Heaven in Daily Instalments,” a series of 24 short, two-minute animated videos produced by the ...read more
On Tuesday, November 15, His Eminence Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, addressed the 43rd Annual Cardinal’s Dinner. Read the full text of his address below:   Address by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto  43rd Annual Cardinal’s Dinner Metro Toronto Convention Centre Tuesday, 15 November 2022   It is so good to be able to ...read more
It’s November 2022, which naturally means the FIFA World Cup is just around the corner. (It isn’t natural at all: it’s just that it’s in Qatar). Here at Salt + Light Media’s head office in Toronto, our eyes are on Canada’s return to the world’s biggest sports tournament, and not just because Italy failed to ...read more
Pope Francis continues his catechesis on discernment by returning to the theme of “desolation.” He says that “desolation is the clearest response to the objection that the experience of God is a form of wishful thinking, a simple projection of our desires,” because “the spiritual life is the relationship with God, the Living One who ...read more