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Lets go with these gifts for the Pentecost homily:

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Here is a quick little video that provides a guide to Pentecost in two minutes:

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  Ignatius of Laodicea  (adapted by Philip Chircop) Word art | Philip Chircop Please visit Fr. Philips’s website A-Mused

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Click here for a Printer Friendly Copy.  “So what do we do now?” This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord. This is a special weekend to preach on this topic here at St. Patrick’s because of our large stain glass window that depicts this event in living and vibrant colour. […]

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Yesterday I wrote about one of my classmate from high school who passed away too early at 56. Paul’s gift to me was one of friendship and after writing the post yesterday the following shows up in my daily meditation from the Henri Nouwen Society: The Gift of Friendship Friendship is one of the greatest […]

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It has been a difficult few weeks for many of my friends at the Dismas Fellowship. While we may wrestle with where we are and where events may take us, I offer this thought from Henri as food for thought and encouragement. Let us not lose sight of the reality that the most ordinary of […]

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This coming week’s readings (which will be highlighted in tomorrow’s This Sunday post) offers us the following wisdom teaching from Jesus: “For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Then he said to the host who invited him,“When you hold a lunch or a dinner,do […]

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We live in a success oriented world.My experiences over the past seven years of ministry to those touched by crime is that it requires a person to reevaluate what success means. In his reflection below Henri Nouwen challenges us to find joy in being a witness of Christ through our actions and if the person […]

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The vision of the Friends of Dismas is to engage people of faith in creative ministry to those touched by crime. Henri Nouwen captures the essence of what it means to a follower of Christ in service to others. In his book- The Wounded Healer– Nouwen captures that it is our own woundedness that makes […]

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“Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasinly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.” –By Henri Nouwen : […]

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I posted the following to my Twitter from the Dalai Lama– “A secular person can be spiritual: compassion is for everyone to practice” and then the following meditation from my friend Henri showed up: Jesus is called Emmanuel which means “God-with-us” (see Matthew 1: 22-23). The great paradox of Jesus’ life is that he, whose […]

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Now that Jesus has ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father, we all await the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Below is a thoughtful meditation from Henri Nouwen on the Holy Spirit: When we speak about the Holy Spirit, we speak about the breath of God, breathing in us. The […]

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I got an interesting question after church on Sunday about Pentecost and how it relates to the timing of the Ascension. The Ascension ( The fortieth day after Easter Sunday, commemorating the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2.) is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday. We also use […]

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