An Ordeal

An Ordeal

Written by: Gregory Watson “My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, Prepare yourself for an ordeal.” (Ecclesiasticus 2:1, NJB) The word “ordeal” means an extremely severe or trying test, experience, or trial.  That’s what Sirach promises us if we plan...
Thy will be done

Thy will be done

Written By: Fr. Michael Simoes As I was reflecting on today’s readings, something stood out for me about St. Paul and his call to be an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God. Paul was always a very zealous, passionate man. Whatever he was studying and whatever...
Les Miserables: Love and Suffering

Les Miserables: Love and Suffering

Written by: Niki Lau I was hesitant about seeing this musical. It was all about suffering! How on earth does that sound like an enjoyable thing to watch? That sounded crazy. I usually love musicals you know, with the happy dancing and music and the big finish at the...
Simone de Beauvoir and the Gift of Faith

Simone de Beauvoir and the Gift of Faith

Written by: Patricia Everaert It was Simone de Beauvoir’s birthday on Thursday (Jan. 9), an event commemorated by a Google doodle. If you don’t know much about her life, don’t worry, I shan’t expound here. Let it suffice that she turned her back on Catholicism after a...
Moral Triangulation

Moral Triangulation

Written by: Lawrence Lam Why is it that we do the things we do? “The unexamined life is not worth living” is a popular cliché. Starting into 2014, many New Year’s resolutions are accomplished or failed based on intentionality – what about overall intentionality...
The Man with the Beard

The Man with the Beard

Written by: Gregory Watson How good, how delightful it is to live as brothers all together! It is like a fine oil on the head, running down the beard, running down Aaron’s beard, onto the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon falling on the heights of...
A Beautiful Epiphany

A Beautiful Epiphany

Written by: Mike McCann Growing up, I didn’t fully understand the significance of the Epiphany until a priest gave a beautiful reflection on the phenomenon of the “Star of Bethlehem” which the Magi followed. The Star shows us just how much God wants to reach out to...

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