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Recently I met with a former student of mine who is looking forward to his ordination. We discussed other students, memories and events, things that happened during his years at our school. As I was about to leave he said, “You know, school was where my vocation started. It was where the first seed was planted. Catholic schools that I attended helped shape my faith.”

A ‘Gift of Life’ triggers call to save others

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TORONTO - Shortly after immigrating to Canada, a then 25-year-old Tom Mirtrovski discovered his kidneys were failing.

Finding meaning in creation through a lens

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Sometimes it seems like allCanadian art is really aboutlandscape. From the Group ofSeven’s Fred Varley to DanielTaylor there have been great portraitists.From Jean-Paul Riopelleto Kazuo Nakamura there havebeen great abstract painters.From Joe Fafard to David RubenPiqtouqun Canada has producedgreat sculptors.

Finding meaning in creation through a lens

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Sometimes it seems like allCanadian art is really aboutlandscape. From the Group ofSeven’s Fred Varley to DanielTaylor there have been great portraitists.From Jean-Paul Riopelleto Kazuo Nakamura there havebeen great abstract painters.From Joe Fafard to David RubenPiqtouqun Canada has producedgreat sculptors.

Physical challenges don’t hinder Lori Kemp’s faith

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VANCOUVER - Almost every day for the last threeyears, a determined, wheelchairboundwoman has travelled fromher home in downtown Vancouverto Holy Rosary Cathedral for dailyMass.

Giving up a prosperous life for religous call ‘liberating’

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COCHRANE, ALTA. - It began simply enough. JoachimOstermann “thought it would bea nice break” when his Vancouverparish said a retreat was being heldat Westminster Abbey.

Chaplain at his best relating to the student

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TORONTO - Linton Soares believes that a school chaplain can be one of two things for their students.

Have Bible, will travel

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TORONTO - While many in their early 20s are called to travel by a sense of adventure, Fr. Pedro Torres was called to travel to become closer to God by doing His work.

Ordinary life turns extraordinary

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OTTAWA - When Alice Fougère, 62, experienced a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 1998 she had no inkling that God’s plan included her founding a new religious order.

‘In Good Company’ is the cure for loneliness

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TORONTO - Thanks to Toronto’s Sisters of St. Joseph, many of the city’s isolated homebound residents are living a less lonely life.

Author hopes her experiences touch lives of others

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TORONTO - Sr. Marie Paul Curley is bringing the saints to life in her two newly launched books.