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Vocation and Discipleship
By John O'Brien, S.J. One of the main graces sought from the visit of the St. Francis Xavier relic to Canada is "vocations". While the word "vocation" is not itself in the Bible, the pattern of God calling individuals certainly is. There is a particular dyn...
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By John O'Brien, S.J. (with apologies: it's a somewhat longer homily-essay, because of the solemnity of the feast) This evening we celebrate the vigil of Christmas. It is a
Mass that is different from the Midnight Mass to be observed later on tonight
or the...
Veritas Liberabit
Veritas Liberabit
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Prepare the Way of the Lord
On this second Sunday of Advent we have heard the opening   lines of Mark’s Gospel. Mark was said to have been the secretary of Peter and   Paul, and he wrote his Gospel in the year 70 from Rome. They   often say a writer   will put his most important idea ...
Prepare the Way of the Lord
Prepare the Way of the Lord
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Kurelek in Niagara Falls
For a period of six years, 1957-1963, Canadian artist William Kurelek gave himself the task of painting the story of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nobody, to our knowledge, had ever painting a Gospel sentence by sentence, and the fin...
Kurelek in Niagara Falls
Kurelek in Niagara Falls
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Feast of the Canadian Martyrs - Sept 26 in Canada. The little-known series of drawings on St. Jean de Brebeuf by Canadian artist William Kurelek are kept in Martyrs' Shrine, Midland, Ontario
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The Brebeuf Drawings of William Kurelek
One of the hidden treasures of the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Ontario, is the set of drawings by William Kurelek depicting the Jean de Brebeuf and his companions, the 17th century Jesuits, whose gentle missionary life among the Huron or Wendat people came ...
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10 popular songs that point to the transcendent:
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