I rarely shut up. I also have a loud voice, though most of the time I am not aware how loud I am.

This was one February reading week that certainly won’t be forgotten.

Published in YSN: Speaking Out
VATICAN – When Pope Francis asked 50-year-old Benedictine Abbot Bernardo Gianni to lead his Lenten retreat, the abbot said he told the Pope he felt "very inadequate."
Published in Faith

Changing the current toxic cultural narrative around and about the Church consumes enormous Christian energy through a range of means and methods.

Published in Register Columnists

Khristine Florend is ready to be a true witness to her faith after attending Toronto’s first-ever young adult conference.

Published in Youth Speak News

Stacey Leitmann was preparing herself for a tough day.

Published in Call to Service

Dig into the deep historic roots of Canada and you will find the Blessed Virgin Mary, both in name and spirit.

Published in Faith

Contrary to popular belief, going on retreat does not require a change of scenery, but rather a change in thinking.

A Jesuit from Las Vegas knows it can be hard to be virtuous in the marketplace, so he has created retreats for working people. 

Published in Canada

For anyone looking to figuratively and literally brush up on their faith, Kingston Ont.’s Providence Spirituality Centre is the place to be in May.

Published in Arts News

A unique annual retreat offers writers the time and space to connect with themselves and work on their craft. 

Published in Canada

Several years ago, while teaching a summer course at Seattle University, I had a female student who, while happily married, was unable to conceive a child. She had no illusions about what this meant for her. It bothered her a great deal. She found Mother’s Day very difficult. Among other things, she wrote a well-researched thesis on the concept of barrenness in Scripture and developed a retreat on that same theme which she offered at various renewal centres.

Published in Fr. Ron Rolheiser

SHARON, ONT. - A group gathers under the full moon at Regina Mundi Renewal Centre on a Saturday evening in late August. They light up the night with candles. The flames illuminate faces that include a grandfather and granddaughters, teens and their parents, small families and large ones — people of all ages.

EDMONTON - Paulist Father Thomas Ryan was turning 50 when he decided he didn’t want just another birthday cake, a scoop of ice cream and “Happy Birthday” sung to him.

Recently I led a week-long retreat for some 60 people at a renewal centre. Overall, it went very well, though ideally it could have gone better. It could have gone better if, previous to the retreat, I had more time to prepare and more time to rest so that I would have arrived at the retreat well rested, fully energetic and able to give this group my total undivided attention for seven days.

Published in Fr. Ron Rolheiser
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