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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
One Saturday morning, Sr. Catherine Marie and Sr. Mary Emily were strolling through Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market. They were new to the city and this market was a sight to see — parents with their children buying fresh bread, elderly people sitting and talking and vendors promoting their wares. And there was also so much ...read more
At least that’s what Friday felt like because of the many gifts that came with it. In addition to the Dominican Sisters arrival, we were gifted that same evening with one of the most moving Hungry for the Spirit concert events I’ve ever experienced. In honour of the anniversary of the death of John Paul ...read more
It may have been raining all day, but the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia brought the sun with them to the Salt + Light studios. Three of them arrived on Friday from Nashville, Tennessee for Saturday’s “Meet and Greet with Toronto Youth” and the official screening of the documentary Beloved. Sr. Catherine Marie (a member ...read more
“One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Mt. 4:4) We sometimes forget that “the Church has always venerated Scriptures just as much as she venerates the body of the Lord” (Dei Verbum (herein DV) 21). I remember many years ago, having a discussion with ...read more
Already Lent is drawing to the end. This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and so we stand at the cusp of Holy Week. Salt + Light Television is pleased to bring you full coverage of Palm Sunday Mass and the Easter Triduum from Rome, all celebrated by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. We’ll also be providing ...read more
Four years ago I was living in Rome. In 2005 Easter was “early” and it fell at the end of March. Being new to Rome and realizing I was living a once in a lifetime opportunity, I seized every opportunity that came my way to “do as the Romans do.” On Palm Sunday 2005 I ...read more
One of my joys of working at S+L is the concerts we get to film and meeting all the wonderful artists who dedicate their wonderful talent to greater service and praise of God. Last February we were at St. Anne’s in Brampton for a concert, “Celebrate Life”. In the words of the artist: An acknowledgment ...read more