Pondering in Amazement

Pondering in Amazement By Fr. Morgan Rice “The shepherds made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed. . . . But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2.17-19). In the mid-1980s, I

Bringing Love to Chaos

Bringing Love to Chaos By Elizabeth Chesley-Jewell If you were to attend the Atrium downstairs today, you would witness the littlest ones of the parish preparing our prayer table for Advent. They will light one candle for hope and raise their voices asking Jesus to, “come and

Stay Awake, be Ready

Stay Awake, be Ready By Marilena Berardinelli This weekend Toronto hosts the Santa Clause parade. To mark the occasion, a Catholic institution in the city invited my family to a party inaugurating the start of the “Christmas Season”. This early holiday invite, besides upsetting my liturgical

And on Earth, as in Heaven

And on Earth, as in Heaven By Michael Pirri “Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered in to heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf

Serving the Poor and the Call to Holiness

Serving the Poor and the Call to Holiness By Michael Pirri Following the canonization of 7 new saints last week, Pope Francis remarked “The world needs saints, and all of us, without exception, are called to holiness. We are not afraid!” It’s easy for us to distinguish

Becoming the Servant of All

Becoming the Servant of All By Erica Tice, USMC Campus Minister Today’s Gospel features the second prediction of Christ’s passion and death and Christ uses it as a teaching moment when His disciples neglect to fully comprehend the lesson He is trying to teach. He tells his

Bread of Life

Bread of Life By Lisa Fernandes In our Lord’s Prayer Jesus taught us to say “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6.11). At the Last Supper Jesus said “Take and eat; this is my body” (Matthew 26:26). And the name of Jesus’ birthplace, Bethlehem, literally