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10-THE-VISITATION

Revisiting the Visitation is long overdue

December 19th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

We are all familiar with the Biblical story of the Visitation. It happens at the beginning of Luke’s Gospel. Mary and her cousin, Elizabeth, both pregnant, meet. One is carrying Jesus and the other is carrying John the Baptist. The Gospels want us to recogniSe that both these pregnancies are biologically impossible; one is a virginal conception and the other is a conception that occurs far beyond someone’s childbearing years. So there is clearly something of the divine in each. In simple language, each woman is carrying a special gift from heaven and each is carrying a part of ... continue reading.
10-JEAN-BELIVEAU

Honouring talent and grace—Jean Beliveau

December 12th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


Satan Tempts Jesus

Tackling spiritual warfare head on

November 14th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


10-CARRYING-CROSS

We all need help carrying our cross

November 7th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


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Life reveals itself above and below us

October 31st, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ron Rolhesier... continue reading.


We can draw spirituality from chastity

October 24th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


Let go of unhappy resentment, its costs

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Fr Ronald Rolhesier... continue reading.


A time for every purpose under Heaven

October 17th, 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Our Church was right to stay largely out of the independence referendum, but now is a time for action says KEVIN McKENNA... continue reading.



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