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Today I went to the tomb of a saint – well, she is still “just” a blessed, but she’s the first Australian to be elevated to sainthood. She’s a hero for Australians, and she has been chosen as one of the patron saints of World Youth Day 2008. Her name is Mary MacKillop. Beatified by ...read more
The Salt + Light crew has left our Toronto broadcast centre and are en route to Austrailia as I type this. They’ll arrive in the land down under early Sunday morning, Sydney time (they’re 14 hours ahead of Toronto). Three years have already passed since Cologne, and it’s amazing to think that we’re a couple ...read more
If you’re a hockey fan this is your time of year — the playoffs! You can camp out on your sofa in front of the television (or at your computer checking your online fantasy hockey pool) and watch hours of games, absorbing all the hockey action to get you through that hockey dry season between ...read more
On this the solemnity of St. Joseph, I can’t help but think of the litany for this humble and admirable holy man. It’s in the following titles that we honour blessed Joseph, the renowned offspring of David, the light of Patriarchs, the foster father of the Son of God, and the spouse of the Mother ...read more
“Pray for my conversion.” I remember coming across these words when reading about Brother Andre Bessette, the pious porter who was known as the miracle maker of Mount Royal, in Quebec. It struck me as an odd statement. Brother Andre, proclaimed blessed in May 1982, was a very holy man. How could a living saint ...read more
Salt and Light has already produced three documentaries on the lives of the saints (Love is a Choice (St. Gianna Beretta Molla); Opus Dei: Decoding God’s Work (St. Josemaria Escriva Balaguer): and Saints: Gospel Artists (featuring new Blesseds and Saints). These films have been shown throughout the world and garnered prizes at international film festivals, but ...read more