MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, Israel -- The palm tree fronds in the convent garden of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary rustle loudly in the brisk wind of an early spring dust storm, but, stepping into the chapel of the Church of the Beatitudes, there is silence.

Author ministers through the brokenness

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The messages of Lent and Easter season hit very close to home for Catholic author Mary Lenaburg.

Students aim to ease seniors’ isolation

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A group of Toronto high school students is spreading some Easter season cheer and brightening the days of residents in a retirement residence.

Easter Drawing Contest 2021 winners

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Two of the most joyous occasions in the Catholic calendar are Christmas and Easter, and they are made ever more joyous seen through the eyes of young people.

St. Michael's Choir School returns to Toronto cathedral for Easter

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After a long year of vocal restrictions, students and staff at St. Michael’s Choir School are thrilled they’ll be lending their voices to Mass at St. Michael’s Cathedral-Basilica again, albeit with safety protocols in place.

Easter’s date: One faith, two calendars

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VATICAN CITY -- If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind the calendar chaos of Easter, look no further than the sun and the moon.

Confronting death: Jesus’ last words open us up to our vulnerability, frailty

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Thinking about a horrible death doesn’t come naturally to 21st-century humans, even on Good Friday.

The Last Supper artwork finds familiar home

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After decades hanging in Connie Leon’s dining room, a compelling depiction of The Last Supper has found a new home at St. Joseph Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School.

Good Friday procession on hiatus for second year

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The annual Good Friday procession that brings the Stations of the Cross to life in the streets of Toronto’s Little Italy has been cancelled for the second straight year due to COVID-19.

Listening to voice of the hearing impaired

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As the father of two hearing-impaired daughters, musician and Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee Markus de Domenico wants to make sure children of all hearing abilities can appreciate the beauty of song.

Dancing to the Lord’s will

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Maribel Maryoga’s career as a dancer took her to some exciting places.