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St. Joseph   The ancient greyness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old, prophet lifted A shining face and said: “He will be coming soon. The Son of God is dead; He died this afternoon.”   A murmurous excitement stirred All souls. They wondered if they dreamed— ...read more
By Katrisha Villarante Got St. Joseph? We’ve been hearing a lot about St. Joseph these days and you may be wondering why. Well, his Feast Day is fast approaching (March 19) and if you don’t already know, the seven Sundays of devotion to St. Joseph is one of the most fruitful intercessory devotions that only ...read more
The seasons of Advent and Christmas seem to come so quickly and to be filled with many activities to say the least. In the everyday planning and preparations for family and community celebrations there are inevitably certain individuals who for whatever reason go unnoticed or unrecognized. They make important contributions.  They are invaluable in their ...read more
On Saturday, October 15th, a group of 46 students from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana came to Toronto. It was the first day of a 5-day pilgrimage ending at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. They arrived in the afternoon and visited the World Youth Day sites in the city. That evening, I gave ...read more
It was an event over 120 years in the making. A day that Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi had always dreamed about. The day that the greatest work of his life and career would be consecrated by the leader of the Catholic Church. The Sagrada Familia Church garners over 4 million visitors a year, but up ...read more
MONTREAL — The beauty of icons is in their ability to allow people to encounter the sacred and to apprehend what is essential to their lives. Following a long-standing Church tradition to write icons of the saints, two official icons of Canada’s newest saint were written. The new icons of Brother André, written by Quebec ...read more
We’re less than 24 hours away from the canonization of Br. Andre Bessette of Montreal. The excitement in Rome is palpable. It can be hard to spot Canadian pilgrims because they don’t all wear Canadian flags on their backpacks. But walking around Rome today with a Canadian flag on our camera, Danielle Jones – Salt ...read more
The following blog comes from Brian Caulfield.  Brian is a communications specialist for the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus and is the editor of Fathers for Good.  On May 9th, Brian will be a guest on Witness. What image do you have of St. Joseph? Maybe you see a middle-aged man, staff in ...read more