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St. Therese Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Formation Program. With the help of resources from Sask Health and the Government of Saskatchewan, we are currently in the process of developing protocols and guidelines designed to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and community.

For students already registered for this fall, emails will be sent to you periodically as protocols evolve.

Have a great summer and God bless! 

Vicky Serblowski
Executive Director/Administrator
St. Therese Institute
Box 310 / 650 Ursuline Ave.
Bruno, SK, Canada, S0K 0S0
ph/fax: 306.369.2555 x111
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:07 Written by in Blog & Updates

Welcome to the eleventh episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick unpack and dive into a spiritual reflection on Jesus' teaching during the Sermon on the Mount regarding keeping your fasting, praying and alms-giving hidden. The goal? Grow in holiness and purity of intention.

Monday, 22 June 2020 16:42 Written by in The Jim and Nick "A Little Way-Words" Podcast

Tomorrow morning, during St. Bruno Parish’s Eucharistic procession for Corpus Christi, the pedals from the Roses that were present at our virtual Commissioning Ceremony—Roses which represent each of the beautiful St. Therese students this year—will be scattered along the path at the head of the procession. In this little way, the students...

Saturday, 13 June 2020 22:29 Written by in Blog & Updates

Welcome to the tenth episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick discuss the question of "How do I fit prayer into my already full day of work and family?" Hear what they do, and the suggestions that they have for starting a new prayer routine or enhancing your existing prayer time.

Thursday, 11 June 2020 11:03 Written by in The Jim and Nick "A Little Way-Words" Podcast

(LIVE-STREAM REPLAY AVAILABLE) Join us virtually as we officially wrap up this year of the St. Therese faith formation program in honoring, praying with and for, and commissioning the 2019-2020 students.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:29 Written by in Blog & Updates TAGS

(LAST REFLECTION until SEPTEMBER) Jim Anderson gives a reflection on John 3:16-18 (For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son) as the final part of this school year's our The Lord's Day Sunday Gospel reflection series.

Friday, 05 June 2020 11:03 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections

Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on John 20:19-23 (As the Father sent me, so am I sending you: receive the Holy Spirit) as part of our The Lord's Day Sunday Gospel reflection series.

Friday, 29 May 2020 20:29 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections

Welcome to the ninth episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. In this episode, Jim and Nick examine the way St. Therese ends the formation program. Their discussion includes answering questions about the term ‘commissioning’ versus ‘graduation’, the theological symbolism behind some of the practices, and how the vocation to mission influences the whole event.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:47 Written by in The Jim and Nick "A Little Way-Words" Podcast

Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on Matthew 28: 16-20 ("Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...") as part of our The Lord's Day Sunday Gospel reflection series.

Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:41 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections

Welcome to the eighth episode of St. Therese Institute's "A Little Way-Word" Podcast. Nick and special guest Christian discuss SANITY AND SANCTITY: the lessons learned about life, love and the little way from the book "The Love that Keeps Us Sane". Catch the episode premiere Wed. May 20 @ 10:00AM CT/MDT!

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 19:31 Written by in The Jim and Nick "A Little Way-Words" Podcast

Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on John 14: 15-21 ("I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you for ever...") as part of our The Lord's Day Sunday Gospel reflection series.

Friday, 15 May 2020 14:34 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections
A Celebration of the Word of God

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A Celebration of the Word of God

An easy-to-follow guide, designed for use in the home and by the laity, to help you and your family enter into daily reading of the Word of God and Spiritual Communion. This guide is particularly for these times when we are not able to attend Mass together but still yearn to unite ourselves with Christ through a familiar form and structure akin to the Liturgy of the Word.


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are happy to provide this resource developed out of St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission (Bruno, SK), in collaboration with Fr. Geoffrey Young (Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Saskatoon, SK), to support you, the faithful, in your prayer as members of the Mystical Body of Christ.  We hope that this Celebration of the Word of God will be a blessing to you and those close to you as you encounter the Lord Jesus, the Word of God, more deeply in the scriptures, especially during this time when we are not able to gather together as a church community due to the civil restrictions that have been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feel free to share this resource with whomever you would like.

-- Jim Anderson, Director of Formation


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Friday, 08 May 2020 14:58 Written by in Prayers and Resources TAGS
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"The Little Way" Magazine

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the little way magazine  is published by St. Therese Institute twice per year (usualy). Its focus and purpose is to spread the spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her "little way" as lived by the community of students embarking on St. Therese Institute's Faith Formation Program, as well as keep you informed of what has and is happening at St. Therese Institute.

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The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections

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Go deeper into the Sunday Gospel, and make "keeping holy the Sabbath" a more important part of your life and a practice in your family, household or community.

 One way that we strive to do this in St. Therese Institute's faith formation program is by inviting our students to participate in a weekly "The Lord's Day Celebration".

In the Jewish tradition, the new day begins at sundown (you'll see this echoed through into the Catholic tradition of having a Sunday Mass on the Saturday evening, for example). Our Lord's Day celebration begins at Saturday's supper with a short time of prayer, a reading of and reflection on the coming Sunday's Gospel reading, and then grace. After supper, a prayer of thanksgiving is said. The reflection on the Gospel is given either a student or one of our formation team. To bookend the Lord's Day, another short time of prayer precedes the Sunday supper grace, and again a prayer of thanksgiving follows supper.

Our director of Assistant Director of Formation, Nicholas Pierlot, explains more in the above video.

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The Jim and Nick "A Little Way-Words" Podcast

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The Jim and Nick Podcast.

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Prayers and Resources to help you grow deeper in your faith!

From prayer cards to booklets to whatever else we post :)

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