Fr. Matthew Whalen, L.C.
Fr. Matthew Whalen, L.C.

As a child, I was inspired by the stories of Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Jesuit martyrs who underwent torture and gave their lives heroically to bring the truth of Christ to the Huron and Iroquois people. “If I were to become a...

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Martha Reilander
Martha Reilander

Catherine Doherty, the foundress of Madonna House, said; “The Spirit of Madonna House is the spirit of Nazareth.” This Nazareth is what I experienced. Men and women living a simple, poor life, and doing ordinary things.

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Veronica Ferri
Veronica Ferri

It was in words of Catherine Doherty that I began to really live again: “Let yourself be beloved by God”. She taught me that Christ could be found in the dirty dishes, He could be found in the laundry, and He could be found in my neighbour. What...

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Mélanie Pilon
Mélanie Pilon

The more I opened my heart to the adventure God had in store for me that year, the more I realized that I was deeply happy and felt at home, even though I was outside of my own country and far from what was familiar to me.

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Christopher Barrett
Christopher Barrett

In describing what it takes to be a good ordained minister (bishop, priest or deacon), Pope Francis says that one is not chosen because they are smarter, or have more talents than others but are chosen by the power of the Holy Spirit for the sake...

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Fr. Anthony Burchat
Fr. Anthony Burchat

I was especially affected by coming in contact with a rational articulation of the Catholic Faith. I had never doubted the truth of Catholicism, but I found that I had a real thirst to critically understand the things which I believed. Within a...

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Fr. Scott Murray
Fr. Scott Murray

I had my struggles and doubts while I was at OLSWA; however, the more I lived the Sacraments, eventually committing to daily Mass and weekly confession, strove to give myself to the duties of the life I was in, and developed a regular prayer...

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