Reflections

Lenten Reflection, 2018

February 16th, 2018

By Gabrielle Stratford (Grafton, Ontario) In our world today Exercise has pride of place. We understand that as muscles are strengthened, health improves. Fitness is the universal goal. Exercise is the key to spiritual health too. It is the practice of putting others first, by responding... Read more...

The Word was made flesh…

December 19th, 2017

Our little apartment in Edmonton faces North and is very close to the North Saskatchewan River Valley which is home to many of our homeless sisters and brothers. We are surrounded by apartments and behind each apartment there is a commercial garbage... Read more...

Pentecost – Do you ever feel alone?

June 4th, 2017

Easter: Believing In New Life – Embracing Mission Anew

April 15th, 2017

A Reflection on Trinity Sunday & Vocations

May 29th, 2016

I have just returned from a talk given by Dr. Nuala Kenny, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, a Medical Doctor, Bio-Ethicist and much sought after speaker. Each time I have had the opportunity to hear her speak,... Read more...

A Reflection for Easter 2016

March 26th, 2016

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here but has risen.” (Luke 24: 1-12) These are the words that greet the women who go to Jesus’ tomb at dawn to anoint His body. They find the... Read more...

A Reflection for Easter 2015

April 5th, 2015

“Gratitude…Passion…Hope” Fifty years ago on April 24th in St. Anthony’s Parish (fondly known as Tony’s Roundhouse), I began novitiate, receiving the habit as an Ursuline of Jesus. Even though I had a boyfriend who was very special to me, and who I... Read more...

A Reflection for Lent

February 18th, 2015

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a 40-day interior journey of the heart open to the Lord. Lent comes from an old English word meaning to ‘lengthen’. It is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer. Lent is... Read more...

Reflection On The Year Of Consecrated Life

February 2nd, 2015

By Elizabeth M. Davis, RSM In proclaiming the Year of Consecrated Life (the Year of Religious Life), Pope Francis cried, “Wake up the world! Be witnesses... Read more...

A Reflection For Advent 2014

November 29th, 2014

In her beautiful book of meditations, “Fragments of Your Ancient Name”, Joyce Rupp writes: Come, Spirit of Joy, come! Be reborn in us. Birth enthusiasm. Leap into our minds with gladness. Dance away dismal discouragement. Toss out griping and antipathies. Topple old... Read more...