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A Closer Look at Mother Mary
Dr. Josephine Lombardi will be leading a workshop titled, “Mariology: Past and Present,” which will delve into current developments in the study of Mary. A part of St. Augustine’s Seminary’s Lay Spiritual Formation series, Dr. Lombardi shares a preview.
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Formed
Formed
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The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading. With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today! Listen and… Read the ENTIRE Bible
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The Chosen
The Chosen
The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him. No matter where you are at in your journey with Jesus Christ, this TV show is for you.
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Daily Reading
Daily Readings
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 Follow Daily Mass or Reflect on the Daily Readings.
Readings
A statue of Mother Mary holding Jesus Christ, while they both smile
A Closer Look at Mother Mary
Dr. Josephine Lombardi will be leading a workshop titled, “Mariology: Past and Present,” which will delve into current developments in the study of Mary. A part of St. Augustine’s Seminary’s Lay Spiritual Formation series, Dr. Lombardi shares a preview.
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Cardinal Collins’ Book Recommendations
Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, is known to be an avid reader and, over the years, he has recommended a number of books while preaching at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. With summer right around the corner, here are some of the Cardinal’s recent book recommendations.
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Rembrandt painting of Jesus and the disciples on a boat in a storm
Jesus Is with You in the Storm
"Today’s Gospel gives some important lessons for us to take to heart during these difficult and uncertain times. Following Jesus does not exempt us from storms of life. The disciples followed Jesus — the Son of God who had healed the sick, fed the hungry and performed miracles — into the boat and across the sea. And still a storm came. Storms are a part of life. ... Jesus never promised that there wouldn’t be storms in our life; But He promised to be with us in the storm." Read more of the homily by Fr. Biju Kannampuzha, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Barrie, Ont.
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Steubenville Conference in Toronto
Steubenville Toronto: The Comeback
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Steubenville Toronto 2022 will take place from July 15 to 17, 2022 at Canada Christian College in Whitby, Ontario. Agnes Au, youth minister at Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church in Markham, shares her Steubenville experiences.
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The First Lady and Her Successors Film
New Film Explores the Blessed Mother Mary
Dr. Josephine Lombardi is a faculty member at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. She recently released, “The First Lady and Her Successors,” a film that explores the many ways that the Blessed Mother Mary can guide us today. In this blog post, she discussed this new film and how you can watch it for free.
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