July 25th, 2017
Sandra Prather, a long-time retreat director, writer and facilitator known for an infectious joy in her faith, is being honoured by Newman Theological College as this year’s recipient of the Kevin Carr Christian Leadership Award.
June 6th, 2017
In this text from the prophet Joel, God invites the People of Israel to return. The invitation is clear. God wants us – our hearts and our hands!
July 25th, 2017
We will retrace a historic canoe voyage undertaken by St. Jean de Brébeuf in the care of their First Nations guides – We are Indigenous Peoples, Jesuits, Canadians and Americans.
July 24th, 2017
A few years ago I took part in a hunger awareness activity, Do the Math. Participants were given a basket of food basics to live off of for a week. I can’t recall the contents of my basket but I do remember it wasn’t enough to satisfy my hunger. I lasted the week only because I’m stubborn and wanted to see it through, but I was never so consistently hungry before and I was sorely tempted to cheat from time to time.
July 5th, 2017
Some 350 Hmong, Kmhmu, Lao and Karen Catholics gathered here to relive and celebrate the lives of the 17 martyrs of their native country Laos with gratitude and in thanksgiving for their exemplary lives of faith.
We have been in contact with the Oblates since 1973. In 1986, we participated in a workshop on “Personality and Human Relations” directed by Father Lomer Laplante O.M.I. Through personal reflection and sharing with the other members of the group, we discovered a profound and nearly urgent desire to live a “missionary experience“ which led us to our first trip to Bolivia in 1987. We remained in Bolivia during 10 out of 15 years, because we also wanted to spend time with our family in Canada.
John is friendly, talkative, colorful and full of stories. He wears his Oblate identity with a sense of pride and fills the room with his warm smile. His conversation is equally expressive in his facial expressions as in his spirited words.
He was born in 1931 in Danby, Quebec, and raised on the Southern Shore of the St. Lawrence outside of Montreal. He began his Oblate life with his novitiate year in 1948.