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We are excited to welcome two new staff members on the St. Therese team: Nicholas Pierlot (Assistant Director of Formation) and Andrew Hildebrandt (Office Administration).
We're excited to welcome the 20 First Year and 15 Second Year faith formation program students, as well as the 6 young adults who will be piloting our new STAY (St. Therese Apostolic Year) program!
Adding back issues of THE LITTLE WAY this week...
We are working on adding back issues of THE LITTLE WAY this week. Please continue checking back as there will likely be additional issues posted every day (until we get alllllllll the way back to issue #1 from 2007).
UPDATE: All done! All editions from 2007 through 2018 have now been added! Delve into the arhcives to see where we've been and track how God has transformed TLW and St. Therese into what we are now.
Cancellation necessary due to fruit fly problems.
Due to problems with fruit flies and this year's cherry crop, we regretfully have decided to cancel U-Pick operation in the St. Therese Institute cherry orchards for this year.
PLEASE NOTE: We had previously announced that the U-Pick Cherry Orchard would be opening August 1. After a final walk-through on July 30 in preparation to the u-pick opening, we discovered issues throughout our orchards that would negatively impact both the cherry picking experience and the fruit quality. We are sorry for any confusion or disappointment that this new development may cause.
You are cordially invited to join us for the
St. Therese Faith Formation Program
2018 Commissioning Celebration
Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Commissioning Mass – 2:00 pm
Most Rev. Mark Hagemoen, Bishop, Diocese of Saskatoon
at St. Bruno Parish, 700 Kirby St. (behind St. Therese)
Banquet & Program – 5:00 pm
at St. Bruno Community Hall, 513 Kirby St.
What are three ways that you can help us this Lent while also practicing the Lenten themes of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving?
PRAYER: Pray for our staff and students, and for all our needs. (Join our prayer list)
FASTING: Offer up your sacrificestogether with ours so that we might fully live our Mission.
ALMSGIVING: Help provide for what we need through your financial donation. (How to Donate.)
This is an extension of the "How do you live out the Little Way in your vocation as a university student?" article printed in the little way Magazine (Fall/Winter 2017).
We have a great line-up of speakers planned for our 2017-18 conferences!
Advent Conference (Dec 1-3, 2017) with Fr. Rob Arsenault, CC (see Advent Conference info)
Lenten Conference (Feb. 23-25, 2018) with Dr. Scott Powell of the Lanky Guys podcast (see Lenten Conference info)
CANCELLED Theology of the Body (April 30 - May 3, 2018) with Christopher West (see Theology of the Body Conference info) (see the new Theology of the Body course)
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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