Mother Teresa: No Greater Love

“‘Mother Teresa: No Greater Love’ is a documentary film which brings to the big screen, in Rome and the Vatican, the legacy and humble, selfless love shared globally by St. Teresa of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity, which was produced thanks to the Knights of Columbus.”

Read more about this amazing film by clicking here. And check out the trailer below!

On the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

ON THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Pope Francis sent a message from the Vatican to King Charles III: “Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I offer heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty, the Members of the Royal Family, the People of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. I willingly join all who mourn her loss in praying for the late Queen’s eternal rest, and in paying tribute to her life of unstinting service to the good of the Nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his promises. Commending her noble soul to the merciful goodness of our Heavenly Father, I assure Your Majesty of my prayers that Almighty God will sustain you with his unfailing grace as you now take up your high responsibilities as King. Upon you and all who cherish the memory of your late mother, I invoke an abundance of divine blessings as a pledge of comfort and strength in the Lord.” FRANCISCUS

A Memorial Mass for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will be celebrated, on Monday, September 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph. All are welcome to attend.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops also released a statement which you can read here.

Earth Examen – Week 1

An examen is a way of beholding an object or being in prayerful wonder. Through questions, you are invited to reflect on God’s presence and the goodness of that which you behold. During this Season of Creation, consider contemplating a part of your local ecology. Familiarize yourself with the theme. Prepare by taking time to consider how you can best open your senses to listen to the voices that praise God, and draw our hearts to God’s presence in that place of contemplation. This is an exercise that you can choose to do alone, or with a group.

Pick a natural place to contemplate. A forest. A river. A city street with a natural area. An urban park. A farmer’s field. A hilltop. A garden.
Find a comfortable place to rest in or near this place.
Enter into prayer in whatever way is natural to you. Invite Holy Wisdom to open the eyes of your heart. When you are ready, reflect on the following questions…

This work has been created by Sr. Janet Speth and Sr. Nancy Wales, members of the Ecology Committee of the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada for use of our Sisters and Associates/Companions. © (September 2022) CSJ Federation Ecology Committee.