We invite you today to enjoy the first episode in a new series from Salt & Light TV, Historia Vitae: Treasures of our Faith.
Episode 1: The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
A woman in love. A widowed wife. A convert to the Catholic faith. Learn about the life and legacy of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton against the backdrop of the beautiful and expansive National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Click the link below to enjoy this half hour episode.
“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In June 2015, the commission released a report based on those hearings. From that came the 94 Calls to Action: individual instructions to guide governments, communities and faith groups down the road to reconciliation.”
Beyond 94 is a website run by CBC news which tracks the 94 Calls to Action and reports on what has been done for each Call. According to this website 15 of the Calls to Action have been completed, 24 are in progress with projects underway, 35 are in progress with projects proposed and 20 have not yet been started. It is both encouraging to see the steps our governments, churches, organizations and groups of people have already taken on the path to healing and reconciliation, and a powerful reminder of the many steps we still need to take.
We encourage you to check out this website by clicking here, find hope in what has been accomplished, and a drive to continue to listen, learn and act in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
This past Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We invite you today to listen to Dr. Scott Hahn, from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology as he discusses this feast day and how important the Blessed Virgin Mary is for Catholics.
We are so very excited to announce that our Diocese’ very own Dr. Anne Jamieson has been appointed to the Vatican’s International Council for Catechesis!
Anne has provided many years of ministry in the Diocese of Hamilton, speaking at parishes and for parish groups, providing support to Catechists, and helping run retreats for parishioners and staff alike. We know that her talents and her faith will help her thrive in this new role.
We invite you to listen to a story read by Sr. Maria Grace from the Daughters of St. Paul. They have many wonderful stories written by the Sisters, and videos of the Sisters reading many of them are available on youtube.
The church of San Giuseppe in Molfetta, Italy, has installed the first stained glass window depicting Blessed Carlo Acutis, the 15-year-old beatified last year on October 10 by Pope Francis. His image – in jeans and sneakers – is in stark contrast to the traditional stained glass windows, and shows that holiness is closer to us than we think.
Indigenous Studies Courses at Renison University College
Everyone in the community is invited to join our Renison colleagues for a selection of online, credit-free Indigenous Studies courses! Participants are invited to explore the historical and current contexts of colonization in Canada, whether discovering how to participate in the Reconciliation process or unraveling enduring myths. Click the button below to learn more and to register for these fall courses. The deadline to register is September 10th.
It can sometimes seem daunting to focus on both care for the poor and care for creation, but the people of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ivano-Frankivsk have found a way to unite these two calls in one initiative. Their “Candles of Stritennya” program is an excellent example of integral ecology. We invite you to watch the video below and click here to read the story on Vatican News.