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St. Francis de Sales recommends any person seeking to grow in the love of God receive Communion frequently. By "frequently," he means at least every second week, preferably every Sunday.
Frequent Communion, he says, will benefit you spiritually. "By adoring and eating beauty, purity and goodness itself in this divine sacrament, you will become wholly beautiful, wholly good and wholly pure."
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Building things has summed up Walter Domshy's whole life.
The TV cabinet, keyboard stand and most of the furniture within his west Edmonton home were handcrafted by him. He's built merry-go-rounds, sandboxes and seesaws that are still in use at school playgrounds. He also made many useable items, such as the votive candle stand, found at Annunciation Church.
EDMONTON — A new online-based program and the reintroduction of an old program at Newman Theological College will prepare students for lay ministry.
The bachelor of theology program was intended to give students a basic understanding of theology and religious sciences and provide a foundation for pastoral leadership.
CALGARY — Alberta's Knights of Columbus have raised about $237,000 for St. Mary's University College in Calgary.
"It took us a little over three years to raise the money. We had help from knights all over southern Alberta," said Leo Bunz who chaired Knights of Columbus fundraising committee. "We concentrated very heavily on the councils in southern Alberta for their donations."
INUVIK, N.W.T. — Pictures tell stories. Stories tell us who we are. For 15-year-old Mary Masazumi the story falls into the category of mystery.
Her father Alfred is dead and there are no family photo albums at home in Fort Good Hope that stretch back into her father's childhood. Mary hoped to fill that gap pouring through binders of photos from the archives of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.
ST. ALBERT — The residential school system was a systemic sin that cannot be understood as separate from a broader colonial reality, says Gerry Kelly, a consultant on the residential school settlement.
Stressing that Canada's residential school system was entrenched in Canada's social policy, Kelly said, "We have to realize that we are dealing with a structural harm."
ST. ALBERT — The whole purpose of reconciliation is so our children and our children's children don't have to experience the same kind of pain that we did, says Basilian Father Daryold Winkler.
Speaking on forgiveness at a the fourth annual Directions on Aboriginal Ministry conference, Winkler, an aboriginal priest and academic from Ottawa, described reconciliation as a spiritual way of living that allows us to heal and move forward.
As Sunday afternoon Mass ended July 17, Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie of Keewatin-Le Pas, Man., led his large congregation from the shrine to the shore of Lac St. Anne.
Standing on a stage near the shore, Lavoie welcomed the congregation to the blessing of the lake ceremony and praised the Lord for the beautiful 30C weather.
LAC ST. ANNE — For Roberta Beaulieu, the Lac St. Anne Pilgrimage is a family tradition. She's been coming since she was a little girl.
The 30-year-old Metis woman is familiar with the grounds, the shrine and the lake and she feels comfortable in the surroundings. She's proud of the fact the priest who runs the pilgrimage is a relative. Getting a blessing from him is a big thing for her.