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Maximize These Holy Days

Maximize These Holy Days

Written By: David Gilbert Tomorrow is the beginning of the Easter Triduum. It is the three concluding days of Holy Week commemorating the Last Supper, Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. Maundy Thursday: Jesus washes the feet of His Apostles. He celebrates the... read more
Miserere Mei Deus

Miserere Mei Deus

Written By: Sarah Gould The Triduum is upon us – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. These sacred days liturgically bring us through the death of Jesus Christ, making present to us the reality of what our sins have brought about.  Each year I turn to Psalm... read more
Counting Pennies

Counting Pennies

Written By: Naomi Toms Today’s Gospel reading is the only one during all of Holy Week that doesn’t actually describe events taking place during the Triduum. From Tuesday on, we’ll already begin to hear about the Last Supper, and there we’ll remain until the evening of... read more
The Lent That Wasn’t

The Lent That Wasn’t

Written By: Patricia Everaert God always answers our prayers; it’s just that the answers seldom look like we expect them to! (That’s how we learn God has a sense of humour.) As we approached Ash Wednesday, I began to pray about Lent. I knew there were certain ways my... read more
Today is Bigger than Christmas

Today is Bigger than Christmas

Written By: David Gilbert “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us!” (John 1:14) Today is bigger than Christmas! Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord! It is the day where the Word, Jesus Christ, was made flesh and dwelt among us.  “The... read more
Not Where I Should Be; Right Where I’m Supposed to Be

Not Where I Should Be; Right Where I’m Supposed to Be

Written By: Gregory Watson “In all truth I tell you, unless a wheat grain falls into the earth and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest” (John 12:24). Recently, I was at a pub having a couple of beers with a co-worker,... read more
The Protector

The Protector

Written By: Lawrence Lam Keeping on films for another day, I am still processing the experience of seeing The Drop Box earlier this month. The film is a documentary centering around the work of Protestant Pastor Lee Jong-Rak in Seoul and his work to minister of the... read more
Mercy and the Kingdom – TICKET GIVE AWAY

Mercy and the Kingdom – TICKET GIVE AWAY

Dear Friends in Christ, We are excited to announce that Verbum Bible Software has generously donated 2 tickets to GIVE AWAY for the “Mercy and the Kingdom” event with Dr. Scott Hahn and Patrick Sullivan!*† To qualify for the draw to win the pair of tickets you must:... read more
Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence

Written By Sarah Gould There’s a story that when filmmaker Philip Groning wanted to make the film “Into Great Silence”, a documentary about the lives of the Carthusian monks who live in Le Grand Chartreuse in the French Alps, in 1984 he proposed his idea to the monks.... read more
Calvary

Calvary

Written By: Lawrence Lam, On this St. Patrick’s Day, I would call out as one of the best things to come from Ireland in recent times is the film Calvary. This film, directed by John Michael McDonagh, makes for great cinematic material for a Lenten reflection. Thinking... read more

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