Join Jim and Nick for their forth episode of the St. Therese Institute "A Little Way-Word" Podcast... and unpack what is meant by the "living Nazareth" that they've mentioned several times in the past podcasts. Catch the episode premiere Wednesday April 22 @ 10:00AM CT/MDT!
Jim and Nick's third episode of St. Therese Institute's new podcast... discussing the multitude of choices available for growing during this time of distancing. Watch the episode premiere Wednesday April 15 @ 10:00AM CT/MDT!
Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on John 20:1-9, Jesus' resurrection and the finding of the empty tomb.
Jim and Nick's second episode of St. Therese Institute's new podcast... in which the new name of the podcast is revealed (among other topics). Watch the episode premiere Wednesday April 7 @ 10:00AM CT/MDT.
Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on Matthew 21:1-11, Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem.
Jim and Nick discuss "Catholic sacramental Imagination" (Don't know what that is? Listen to find out!), their TOP BOOKS that have inspired the imagination, and answer questions from St. Therese Alumni in this premier episode of the "Yet to be Named" Jim & Nick Podcast!
Nicholas Pierlot gives a reflection on John 11: 1-45, the raising of Lazarus.
Go deeper into the Sunday Gospel, and make "keeping holy the Sabbath" a more important part of your life and the life of 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".
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)