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Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on John 11: 1-45, the raising of Lazarus.
Happy Feast of the Solemnity of the Annunciation (March 25)!
One of the favorite traditional prayers that we use here at St. Therese is The Angelus, which we recite before meals as part of our meal-time grace . The prayer recalls the Annunciation, the Archangel Gabriel appearing to Mary, announcing that she would be the mother of the expected Emmanuel, and Mary's "Fiat, Yes!". The Angelus prayer was traditionally recited three times daily: 6:00am, 12:00pm and 6:00pm, and in some places. the church bell was rung, calling the faithful to prayer.
If you would like to start making use of this prayer in your home, feel free to download and print a copy of our Meal-Time Prayer Card (PDF 6.2MB).
We created this card for our students during this time of not being able to attend Mass or receive the Eucharist due to Masses being cancelled because of pandemic. You can easily make your own set of chaplet beads, even if you don't have a Blessed Sacrament or Eucharistic medal (you can substitute with a crucifix, another suitable religious medal, or create your own for now on whatever medium you can; of course you can try and source one online too).
You can download a print-resolution PDF of the prayer card by clicking the link below. The card features our own Bishop Mark Hagemoen (Dioc. Saskatoon) giving the Eucharist to one of our students in the St. Therese chapel as a reminder to us all of our Bishops' (and our Priests') love and care for us—how they truly do long to give us Jesus, Eucharistically present in His body, blood, soul and divinity, during these days when we need to receive Him most, and the ache in their hearts in not being able to do so right now— and as a reminder to pray for our Bishops (and priests and the Pope) during this time.
We hope that you may find this chaplet to be a source of comfort and a way of drawing close to our Lord "at least spiritually [in your] heart".
The Blessed Sacrament Chaplet for Spiritual Communion
This chaplet consists of a medal of the Blessed Sacrament and 33 beads, recalling the 33 years of Christ’s life on earth.
On the medal one makes a Spiritual Communion as follows:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen
On each bead say:
Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us!
(Approved May 20, 1911 by Pope St. Pius X)
Dear Friends of St. Therese,
After much prayer, discernment and discussion, it has been decided that, due to the global Corona / Covid-19 outbreak: all classes and programs at St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission, Bruno, SK, are hereby suspended as of Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice.
Also, in the interest of protecting our students and staff, St. Therese is closed to all walk-in traffic. If you need to reach someone in the building, please call our office (306)369-2555 during business hours, or (306)369-7950 after hours.
Thank you for your understanding and support. Please hold everyone affected by this pandemic in your prayers.
St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission
Attached: Letter from Kevin Pulvermacher, Chair, Board of Directors of St. Therese School of Faith and Mission Inc.
St. Edmund the King, martyr and patron Saint of pandemics: Pray for us.
Good St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Pray for us.
The Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 edition of the little way magazine has arrived!
Making Our Home in The Word! Pope Francis has initiated the Word of God Sunday into the liturgical calendar, inviting us into deeper intimacy with Christ present in the Sacred Scriptures. This issue reflects on that topic with articles from our staff and students.
You can read this issue online by following the ReadMore link below. If you're on our postal mail list, you should see the print edition arriving soon too!
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"THE MIND CAN ONLY ABSORB WHAT THE SEAT CAN ENDURE..." and the chairs we have have aren't helping in that department!!!
Please help us to raise the funds needed to replace our 1950's-era plywood CHAIRS that we use for events. We strive to provide an environment where people can grow deeper in their faith and knowledge— and we know that we can do this very well!—but, "the mind can only absorb what the seat can endure," and we know that replacing our old chairs is one "little thing" that we can do to make the learning experience more fruitful for our students and guests.
But... WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT!!!
Please donate towards our CHAIRitable Campaign at www.StTherese.ca/Chairs, by calling 1(306)369.2555.
Your donation, whether $10 or $1000, helps us move towards this goal. And you can also help us out by **SHARING** this post on your Wall, and with friends or businesses that may be willing to help!
St. Therese is a registered Canadian charitable organization and we are thus able to issue tax receipts for eligable donations. Or, if you are donating to us through Facebook, then your tax receipt will be issed via Facebook and the PayPal Giving Fund.
Our ultimate goal is 200 padded "banquet"-style chairs. Current quotes are currently sitting $33.00-$38.00 per chair (add taxes and delivery and that's about $45.00-$48.50 per chair or $9,000-$9,700 total). Yes, that is a lot of money, but anyone who has sat in the old rough-edged, duct-taped-up chairs can attest to this need!
Please donate towards our CHAIRitable Campaign at www.StTherese.ca/Chairs, by calling 1(306)369.2555. Tax receipts are available.
This campaign was launched on #GivingTuesday 2019 :) The conference "last weekend" was our Advent Conference with D.r Mary Healy (Nov. 29-Dec. 1).
I would like to extend greetings on behalf of the Board of Directors.
It was on November 9th, 1919 that the Ursuline Sisters of Bruno held the grand opening celebration for the newly built Ursuline Convent. One might picture that it was a beautiful fall day, with a jovial crowd filled with high expectations for the future of the school. The Ursuline Sisters, many of whom are laid to rest in the nearby cemetery, must be very pleased that their legacy continues to this day.
St. Therese Institute invites you to pray with us a novena for your personal intentions and the intentions of the whole Church. Beginning today (September 23), this novena will end on October 1st, the feast day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
UPDATE Aug. 16: U-Pick **FINISHED** for 2019! Thanks for picking!! :)
The cherry crop is ready for picking -- Come on out and pick your buckets full!
SCHEDULED PICKING DAYS:
- Sunday, August 4; and
- Bruno Cherry Sunday, August 11
- Monday, August 12 (5pm-8pm)
- Wednesday, August 14 (5pm-8pm) >
- Thursday, August 15 (5pm-8pm)
(on picking days, please pay at the station in the orchard)
Self-pay picking during is also availale Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Find directions posted on the front door of St. Therese Institute.
COST: U-pick Cherries are $12 per 4L pail. Please BYOB (Bring Your Own *BUCKET*).
The cherries grown in our orchard are a tart-but-sweet U of Saskatchewan developed Dwarf Sour Cherry, that are great for baking, pies, sauces, jams & jellies, or even for eating raw. Visit www.cherrysunday.ca/u-pick-cherries for more information!
Location: St. Therese Institute's Cherry Orchards (650 Ursuline Ave., Bruno, SK)
The Spring/Summer 2019 edition of the little way magazine is here!
Christ is Alive! He is our hope! Find out what this means to our staff and students as they live our the call to holiness, the little way, and a devotion to the St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus & the Holy Face.
You can read it online by following the ReadMore link below. If you're on our postal mail list, you should see the print edition arriving soon too!
From the staff, students and volunteers of St Therese Institute, we would like to wish you a very joyful and peaceful Christmas and all of God’s blessings in the coming year.
As we reflect on the amazing gift of God entering our world through Jesus Christ, we also give thanks for all the many gifts you, our donors, have provided throughout the year. Your ongoing prayers and financial support have greatly assisted our mission, allowing us to form disciples of Christ to carry back out into the world, the same love you have shown us.
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.
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.
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.
- The Lord's Day Prayer - booklet printing layout
(for printing double sided, flipping page on short edge)
- The Lord's Day Prayer - single pages
Student Gospel Reflections:
We invite you to our students and watch/listen to the weekly reflection penned by one of our students! This reflection is shared during our Saturday supper at the start of the Celebration of the Lord's Day.
Jim and Nick (and sometimes a special guest) discuss various topics, from Scripture to prayer to movies to books within the context of the 'little way' of St. Thérèse.
Subscribe to us on YouTube (youtube.com/StThereseInstitute) for the video version of A Little Way-Word, or to the audio-only version through any of these fine podcasting platforms:
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