Monthly Archives: June 2016

Funeral Aversion

Funerals are not something we like to think about much, especially planning our own. If we were to confess, how many of us really get excited about that end of life stuff?  Hands up–who has a will drawn up? Do … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul is today. The Readings vary from country and time of day. The ones I read spoke to me. The First Reading is from Acts 12: 1-11 and talks about Peter’s imprisonment when the … Continue reading

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Blessed Vasyl

Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky was a Ukrainian bishop who just barely survived the labour camps in his country. He was invited to Winnipeg where he would eventually succumb to ill-health brought on by his experiences in these camps. You can read more … Continue reading

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Hand on the Plough

The priest in the parish I visited today gave a good sermon. He did not totally ignore today’s readings but he did venture out in a couple of different directions. He made himself somewhat vulnerable by asking people whom he might … Continue reading

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Time Warp

Sometimes in life, you meet people and your lives are intense or  blessed and then you move on, for whatever reason. It may be because of a geographical change or a shift in circumstances or the inability to stay in … Continue reading

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Golden Rule

Today is a Jesuit feast day – St. Aloysius Gonzaga. He served the sick and dying at a hospital in Rome. He died at the young age of 23, from the plague while ministering to those who also suffered from … Continue reading

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St. Marguerite d’Youville

The first Canadian-born saint was a woman who arrived on October 15, 1701, as the eldest child of Christophe Dufrost de Lajemmerais and Marie Renee Gaultier in Varennes, Quebec. Five siblings would also become part of this family. Sadly, Lajemmerais … Continue reading

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