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Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI canonizes three new saints and makes some important appointments for the next Synod of Bishops. We also take a look back at the Canadian Bishops’ Plenary Assembly. ...read more
These are the Church’s three newest saints: a bishop with a missionary heart, a rope-maker who taught women, and a spirited priest from Como, who became a missionary of sorts in his 70s. They share a few features: they all founded religious orders and they all felt called to serve the disadvantaged, whether they were ...read more
It feels like just yesterday that we celebrated the canonization of Brother André of Montreal, the first Canadian-born male Saint. The lead-up to this historic event last year, as well as the Commemoration Mass in Olympic Stadium, remains fresh in our minds at S+L. To celebrate the first anniversary, S+L will air highlights from last ...read more
By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service MADRID — Pope Benedict XVI announced this morning that he will declare St. John of Avila the 34th “doctor of the church.” The Spanish saint, who lived 1500-1569, was famed as a preacher, confessor and spiritual writer. He is best known for the works “Audi, Filia” (“Listen, Daughter”), ...read more
If you’ve been paying close attention to the subjects of the past three episodes of Panes of Glory, you would have noticed that we haven’t touched on any windows of women.  Are they in hiding?  Are they not important? For this last episode in the series, be prepared to meet some of the most powerful ...read more
You may have picked up some detective skills from Fr. Michael Prieur in the past two episodes of Panes of Glory. Look closely at this window. Could the dog, at the bottom left, be significant to what is going on? What could be revealing of the conversion taking place in the heart of this soldier? ...read more
If I want to relieve myself of physical pain, I could go to a doctor of medicine. If I want to know the argument for God’s existence, I could go to a doctor of philosophy. But if I want to know God so that I could love Him, I could go to a doctor of ...read more
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