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Seventy-year-old Fr. Michael Prieur is a professor of Moral and Sacramental Theology at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario; he is also a bioethics specialist and an author of numerous books.  But there is one topic that has intrigued him so much that he wrote a book about it and shared it with us at ...read more
It was truly a glorious night of rejoicing and being among family and friends! Last night, St. Peter’s Seminary Foundation hosted the premiere of the first episode of Panes of Glory: The Windows of St. Peter’s Seminary — three times. At 3:00 pm, St. Peter’s Seminary staff and students gathered together to relish Fr. Prieur’s ...read more
Around ten months ago, I jumped into a new venture. I made a large mosaic mirror with my husband.  We bought broken coloured glass from a local arts and crafts store for the frame.  We were very happy with our final product.  But imagine if I had access to the finest glass from Europe! That’s ...read more
Salt + Light Director of Programming Gita Hosek called me to her office around the summer of 2009. “One of my dream projects,” she said, “is a production on Fr. Michael Prieur’s book Panes of Glory.” She handed me the book to look at.  Her eyes lit up when she talked about the book, the ...read more
On Thursday, January 6th, the universal Church celebrates the 74th anniversary of the death of its first male Canadian-born saint – St. André Bessette.  As you may remember, the end of last year was marked by the celebrations for St. André’s canonization on October 17th.  Salt + Light also produced a documentary on his life ...read more
Rags to riches stories are the stuff of Hollywood; they capture our interest and get us dreaming. But what about going from riches to rags, voluntarily? “If I had more money,” we often hear people say “I’d help the poor. I’d do more volunteering. I’d contribute more to my community.” It doesn’t take much to ...read more
Who doesn’t enjoy a miracle story? These stories, after all, have weathered the ages and have been recounted at kitchen tables and family gatherings throughout the generations. And with due reason! Almost as fascinating as the miracles themselves however, is the way in which the Vatican bestows on them their lofty titles. A miracle does ...read more
A week ago, Canada celebrated the canonization of Br. André Bessette at the Olympic stadium in Montreal.  It’s been an exciting time for the Church in Canada!  My time working on all things Br. André has now come to an end (I think, but who knows what the future always holds), so I wanted to ...read more
There were so many wonderful people I met and so many wonderful stories I heard during the filming for the documentary God’s Doorkeeper:  St. André of Montreal. Unfortunately, I couldn’t include them all in the documentary! So we’ve decided to feature a special episode of Catholic Focus entitled “Remembering Brother André”. This episode will give ...read more
There has been a tremendous outpouring of love for Saint André of Montreal over the last few weeks. That shouldn’t be  too much of a surprise — at least in light of a recently released document on Popular Piety in Canada. The document was released on the first day of the Canadian Conference of Catholic ...read more