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The following account of the Palm Sunday WYD Cross procession was written by Salt + Light editor Richard Valenti. As described earlier on the S+L blog, three Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia arrived in Toronto on April 3rd. They were staying for three days, so I was asked to take them around the city in ...read more
Sr. Marie Vianney Hamilton, O.P., one of the stars of Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, was also one of the three Dominican Sisters who visited with Salt + Light Television this past weekend. Below is her reflection on the past weekend’s experiences. The whole trip to Toronto was a tremendous grace for me. ...read more
In his General Audience today, Pope Benedict XVI told the people of L’Aquila and the region of Abruzzo (in which L’Aquila is located), “You are not alone, the Pope is with you. I am praying for you and I will come to see you as soon as possible.” Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesperson, confirmed that ...read more
Baseball great Bob Meusel, who played for the great Yankee teams of the 1920’s known as “Murderer’s Row,” was known for his dour personality and strained relationship with his teammates and media. When towards the end of his career he attempted to display a cheerier disposition, one famed baseball writer quipped, “He learned to say ...read more
A new book called The Third Man Factor: The Secret to Survival in Extreme Environments has become a national best seller and has drawn international media attention due to its extraordinary claim that we humans are never truly alone. Author John Geiger, editorial board editor of Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper, has presented in rich ...read more
This past Saturday, grade 7 students Celine Sousa and Samantha Moss from St. Josephine Bakhita Catholic School in Brampton, Ontario attended a screening of the new documentary Beloved: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Celine and Samantha wrote this account of their day in Toronto. The St. Josephine Bakhita students loved the “beloved” Dominican Sisters! ...read more
Holy Week is always a little difficult for me, as I remember the Holy Weeks I spent living in Rome and yearn to go back. This week, Holy Week is again difficult, but for another reason. I’m waiting to hear back from friends and relatives who live in and around the epicentre of the 6.3 ...read more