Feb
13
2016

A Guide to Reading the Bible #8 - Epistles to the Corinthians

Posted by Fred Power, SJ in Our Spirituality

In this series of ongoing postings, Fred Power, SJ, offers a guide to the books of the Bible. True Scriptural reading is the careful, intelligent and prayerful use of the Bible by a believer. Today's posting looks at St. Paul's Epistles to the Corinthians.

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Feb
12
2016

The Desert as a Place of Listening: First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

The Gospel for the first Sunday of Lent tells of the three temptations Christ faced in the desert. Today's blog offers a somewhat different take on this testing.

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Feb
11
2016

Mary, Resistance, Refugees and Inspiration: A (Late) Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent.

Posted by Rev. Robert Cooke in Our Daily Lives

We marked the beginning of Lent yesterday, so why a posting which begins with talk about an Advent theme? Read on and you may well be surprised.

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Feb
10
2016

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Posted by Philip Shano, SJ in Our Seasons

Today's post on this Ash Wednesday, includes some words from Karl Rahner, SJ on dust as a "truly splendid symbol."

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Feb
9
2016

Tuesday Before

Posted by Greg Kennedy, SJ in Our Seasons

With Lent beginning tomorrow, Greg Kennedy, Sj offers us this poem for Shrove Tuesday.

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Feb
9
2016

Ash-Wednesday

Posted by T.S.Eliot in Our Seasons

Ash Wednesday is the first long poem written by T. S. Eliot after his 1927 conversion to Anglicanism. Published in 1930, this poem deals with the struggle that ensues when one who has lacked faith in the past strives to move towards God.

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Feb
8
2016

We Help at Last!

Posted by Bill Robins, SJ in Our Daily Lives

After the terrible earthquakes last year in Nepal, Bill Robins, SJ along with some pre-novices and Jesuit scholastics made a treacherous journey to help build the Jesuit residence in Tipling - 2,100 metres above sea level.

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Feb
7
2016

Homeless in Toronto

Posted by Dave Creamer, SJ in Our Daily Lives

We pass them every day on the streets of our cities. In Toronto there are over 5,000 homeless people living on the streets. What can be done to change the situation?

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Feb
6
2016

A Good News Story

Posted by John Perry, SJ in Our Daily Lives

Not only is the Ebola epidemic over in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea but local community involvement made the big difference.

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Feb
5
2016

“Welcome to Worship. May we see your membership, please.”

Posted by Rev. Robert Cooke in Our Daily Lives

Using an example from Mark's gospel, Rev. Robert Cooke shows that "What God values, what matters in the Kingdom is obedience, humility, compassion, sharing and forgiveness. That's what it means to belong in the Kingdom of God and it should be what it means to belong in the church."

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