Upcoming Articles

Next: Goodness (Bonitatem)- This first of four articles on my experience as a Basilian in formation will center upon goodness, the first tenet of the motto of the Congregation of St. Basil: Bonitatem et disciplinam et scientiam doce me (Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge). I began as an associate of our community in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, my native city, so this section will also  focus on my first six months in Edmonton as an associate and events and discernment of my vocation to the Basilians in those initial stages. In the next three articles of this series I plan to follow my formative path to this point and into the future by pairing places where I’ve served or will serve and a section of our Order’s motto as follows:

– Discipline- Cali, Valle, Colombia- Teaching assignment in our high school; the second half of my associate year.

-Knowledge-  Windsor, Ontario, Canada- The Canonical Novitiate, which will end with my first profession of vows on August 15, 2009.

-Teach Me- Toronto, Ontario, Canada- My next assignment, to study Theology as a Schlolastic or seminarian.

Coming Up: “What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”: The Good Samaritan, Martha and Mary- Luke 10:25-42- The lawyer’s question is one that most faithful have asked at some point. To live according to the law is good; Jesus tells the teacher of the law, “Do this and you will live.” But we must also trust in God’s providence, for it is God who calls us to eternal life. Only in God is everlasting life possible.

Mass Reflections: As part of my scholasticate with the Basilian Fathers, I will have several opportunities to give reflections on the Mass readings on weekdays. I’ve decided to post those short Mass reflections here, as I’ve posted previous reflections from my previous Novitiate year, only in order to practice my speaking, I’ll also include a YouTube video if visitors to this blog would prefer to listen instead of or in addition to reading the text. As before, the readings for the Mass and any particular significance of the day’s Mass- devotion, memorial, feast, or solemnity- following the Canadian litugical calendar, will be posted, too.


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