Wednesday 29 May 2019

Attention Toronto area Catholics ~ Feast of the Ascension in the Traditional Roman Rite

Dear Catholic friends, please come, bring family and friends, and those who are searching for the Truth. 

Let us, celebrate this great Feast together, as part of the Church, as members of Christ's Mystical Body. 

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Ad Multos Annos, Fr. Robinson of the Toronto Oratory

Today the Very Rev. Fr. Jonathan Robinson of the Toronto Oratory celebrates his 90th  birthday. 

The Toronto Oratory has three main apostolates: two parishes, St. Vincent  de Paul and Holy Family, and St. Philip's Seminary. 

Please pray for Father Robinson and the Toronto Oratory. 

Tuesday 7 May 2019

JEAN VANIER ~ Requiescat in Pace

Jean Vanier, the Founder of L'Arche, and the son of former Governor General Georges Vanier and Madame Pauline Vanier, has died. 

May God reward Jean for devoting his life to the forgotten, the disabled, the unwanted....

Vanier wrote, in "Becoming Human" (1998), of the danger of loneliness and isolation - especially of the disabled and the vulnerable: 

"loneliness can become agony, a scream of pain…life no longer flows in recognizable patterns…such a person feels completely cut off from everyone and everything” (p. 9). “Loneliness is not the same thing as solitude. We can be alone yet happy, because we know we are part of a family, a community, even the universe itself. Loneliness is a feeling of not being part of anything, of being cut off” (p. 33).
Today, when you pray for Jean's noble soul, also offer a prayer for the disabled, the vulnerable, the abandoned, the lonely...

Eternal rest grant to him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Amen +