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Imagine a job that requires you be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pay is minimal and demands are high. Guaranteed to be moments of high stress. And duties include everything from chauffeuring, preparing meals, keeping staff in line, and cleaning up after everyone. Probably… there won’t be a long line-up ...read more
As you may have heard on Tuesday’s edition of Zoom, Salt + Light’s own Jasmin Lemieux-Lefebvre is going to be on-loan to the International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. He’ll be temporarily moving with his family to “La Belle Province” to join the Congress’ communications team as they gear up for the June 15th-22nd event. ...read more
These are the words that we hear on Ash Wednesday as ashes are imposed on our forehead in the shape of a cross: “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel” (or with the alternate formula: “Remember that you are dust and unto dust you shall return”).This invitation on the lips of the ...read more
Mmmm… home… makes me think of sunny kitchens and fresh-baked cookies. In fact, it makes me want to go home right now, wrap my arms around my mom, and steal five of those cookies (to start). Moms and homes… what a great combination that is sure to stir-up stories, whether they are about our own ...read more
Salt + Light Television is pleased to present Ash Wednesday Holy Mass with the blessing and imposition of ashes, today at 10:30am ET with an evening encore presentation at 8:30pm ET (after a new episode of Mothering, Full of Grace). His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will be the celebrant. Based on a Lenten tradition, the ...read more
Fat Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday. Pancake Tuesday. Call it what you want, it is the day before Ash Wednesday, and the day before the Church’s great penitential season of Lent. Lent is a time of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting… sounds pretty daunting — and kind of unsettling. It’s probably a good thing though for us to ...read more
As if they were the only two in Kelown’s Immaculate Conception Church, papal nuncio Archbishop Luigi Ventura preached much of his homily directly to Br. John Corriveau, who minutes later would be ordained Bishop. “When I informed you of the Pope’s appointment, you responded to me: “I give myself to the decision of the Holy ...read more
What kind of hopes fill our life? We may hope for a good job or a perfect relationship. Some may have simple hopes, like catching a bus on time. Others may have lofty hopes like winning the lottery. Whatever our hopes, I suspect it is rare for us to go a few days without expressing ...read more