On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed the 2021 year to be the "Year of St. Joseph." Along with the declaration, he released an apostolic letter, Patris Corde, reflecting on the silent guardian of the Holy Family. In this episode, Jim and Nick unpack some of the key themes of this document and ponder the figure of St. Joseph, the "father in the shadows."
 
Thursday, 21 January 2021 13:56 Written by in "A Little Way-Word" Podcast

Third-year student, Christian Bekolay, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, January 17, the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time from John 1:35-42 as our "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections 2020-2021 series continues

Friday, 15 January 2021 09:23 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections

Third-year student, Lorissa Hohmann, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, January 10, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord from Mark 1:7-11 as our "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections 2020-2021 series continues

Friday, 08 January 2021 12:14 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections
In this concluding episode of the three part Discernment mini-series, Jim and Nick reflect on the modes of discernment and various practical methods of discernment as suggested by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Discernment is a matter of faith and reason, both being the two wings by which the soul soars to the heights of holiness and union with God.
 
Friday, 18 December 2020 09:50 Written by in "A Little Way-Word" Podcast

Third-year student, Gabby Marshall, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, January 3, the Second Sunday after Christmas from Matt. 2:1-12 (Jesus' Epiphany) for the first installment of 2021 in our "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections 2020-2021 series.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 15:06 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections
Continuing in the Discernment mini-series, this episode introduces a pivotal figure: St. Ignatius of Loyola. Known for his helpful articulation of principles for discernment, St. Ignatius gives us certain key attitudes and dispositions whereby holy decisions are reached in a more effortless fashion.
 
Friday, 18 December 2020 09:50 Written by in "A Little Way-Word" Podcast

Third-year student, Kasmira Warawa, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, December 27, the First Sunday after Christmas from Luke 2:22-40 (The Presentation in the Temple) for the next installment in our 2020-2021 "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections series.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 15:03 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections
When making decisions, we are called to reflect Christ in every action we take. But how do we know what is the best choice?
To answer this question, this episode launches a three part mini-series on Discernment.  In this first part, Jim and Nick talk about the basic 'shape' of discernment, outlining its purpose, its general characteristics, and some fundamental distinctions about its horizons.
 
Friday, 18 December 2020 09:48 Written by in "A Little Way-Word" Podcast

Third-year student, Rebecca Skuban, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, December 20, the Forth Sunday of Advent from Luke 1:26-38 (The Annunciation to Mary) for the next installment in our 2020-2021 "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections series.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 14:55 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections

Second-year student, Louise Fournier, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, December 13, the Third Sunday of Advent from John 1:6-8,19-28 (John the Baptist's testimony to the coming of Jesus) as our 2020-2021 series of "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections continues.

Friday, 11 December 2020 11:15 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ commands that we should be"perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48). All Christians are therefore called to be 'perfect', but what does that mean, exactly? In this episode, Jim and Nick discuss call to perfection and distinguish it from its unhealthy manifestation, perfectionism.
 
Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:28 Written by in "A Little Way-Word" Podcast

Second-year student, Andrea Bator, shares a reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, December 6, the Second Sunday of Advent from Mark 1:1-8 (The Preaching of John the Baptist) as our 2020-2021 series of "The Lord's Day" Sunday Gospel reflections continues.

Friday, 04 December 2020 18:51 Written by in The Lord's Day — Sunday Gospel Reflections
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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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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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