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Archive - August 2012

A BIG family

A BIG family

I am walking through Foothills Hospital and I hear a voice behind me: “Br Matthew, Br Matthew!” I have only been back in Calgary 5 hours and I am not even wearing my collar at the moment. I turn around expecting some old friend but I see two guys...

Morality

Morality

What is the true source of moral decisions? Let me share one small example. When my mom fell ill, I got into Calgary at 3pm, my aunt and cousin picked me up and drove me straight to the hospital. I went straight into to see mom. A little later we...

A voice crying in the desert

A voice crying in the desert

When I was a little boy, I cringed each time the story of John the Baptist popped up.  The guy gave me a willies. First, he wears animal skins and lives in the desert. I’m thinking he didn’t shave often, let along bathe.  He fed on locusts and honey...

My Mom

My Mom

3 Highlights of being with my mom during my recent visit home: 1. The joy of seeing her fervor and reverence during my private Mass for her. 2. Contemplating the peace and joy of her face and eyes during our few private meals together. 3. The...

Selflessness

Selflessness

“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” Blessed Pope John Paul II Reasons why I am grateful...

Twenty

Twenty

On August 7, 2012, I celebrated my 20th anniversary of consecrating my life to Christ.  Much has happened during those 20 years, discoveries and events that I could never have imagined.  There was sin and pain contrasted by love and joy, failures...