Revisiting Good Friday: A transformative walk of faith

Today on the blog we welcome back a regular blogger, our favourite Jesuit, Brother Dan Leckman!  Although I have not set foot on McGill campus in more than a week, I can imagine the mood these days: the tense looks on people’s faces, the tired bodies dragging around, pushing individuals…

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Reflecting on the Road to Emmaus

Today’s blog post comes from McGill Alumni Josiah Henderson-Zwicewicz. Luke 24:13-35 tells the story of two disciples on the road to the village of Emmaus. At the beginning of the story, the two disciples are sad and confused. They had hoped that Jesus “was the one to redeem Israel” (v.…

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God’s Love is more powerful then Death: An Easter Reflection

Today’s post comes from our friendly neighbourhood campus minister, Terrel Joseph Easter is the commemoration of Jesus’ rising from the dead! After 2000 years of Christianity, when most people hear this statement they don’t usually bat an eye. They often say something like, “for sure, Christianity is about the death…

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Lenten Reflections: Coming home ..

Today’s blog post is from a regular contributor, our very own Joseph D’Silva! Last year, when I was tasked with the opening of Lenten reflection series, I ended up writing that Lent is a season of love (http://www.mcgillcatholics.ca/2014/03/07/lent-a-season-to-love/) , and some of you quite literally took it to heart and…

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Lenten Reflections: The Annunciation

Today on the blog we have a special guest: the Rev’d Jean-Daniel Williams is the Anglican-United Christian Chaplain at McGill.  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the…

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Lenten Reflections: Jesus getting angry…?

Today’s reflection comes from our Diocese’s Lay Evangelizer (coolest job title in the world!) Corey Jolly. Read and then follow the link to the video reflection. The Diocese of Montreal is presenting video reflections every week, so check those out on their youtube channel.  Jesus, getting angry? What’s that all…

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Lenten Reflections: God Works in Humility, not Spectacles

We thank Katerina Leung for today’s Lenten Reflection! This week I learned some humbling truths. In the way Christ works consistently in my Life, I learn my lessons in seasons – often everything that is revealed to me is related to a single focus. The current focus for me relates…

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Saint of the Day: St. Dominic Savio

Today is March 9, which is the first day back at McGill after reading week but also the feast day of Saint Domenic Savio. Saint Domenic Savio is important to me because he was a student of Saint John Bosco. (Saint John Bosco believed in the preventative system: showing reason,…

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Lenten Reflection: 40 Days in the Desert

Today’s post comes from our favourite Jesuit brother Dan Leckman!  We all have vivid memories of spiritual conversations or events that really marked us in our faith journey. Alright, alright, maybe we don’t all have those vivid memories, but I sure as shootin do!! One of them that stands out…

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Lenten Reflections: Soap Is To The Baby What Tears Are To The Soul

I was supposed to go to Quebec City this weekend with some friends. They went; I stayed home. I had been having trouble sleeping, and Friday when it was time to go I realized I had forgotten to pack, and proceeded to break down in tears. I thought I could…

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