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Homily on The Birth of John the Baptist.

Posted on: June 30th, 2020

Sr. Louise offers her Homily for the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist for your reading pleasure. Please click here for more…

Models of Ministry

Posted on: June 23rd, 2020

Pour a cup of tea or coffee, settle on the deck and enjoy Sr. Anne’s Homily on Models of Ministry!

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Friends of the Soul

Posted on: June 9th, 2020

Pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea and settle down with Sr. Elizabeth Ann’s Trinity Sunday Homily!

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Homily for Easter 5

Posted on: May 21st, 2020

Join Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD as she reflects on Paul’s sermon in Athens…and Toronto!

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Easter 3

Posted on: April 28th, 2020

by Sr. Doreen, SSJD Propers: Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1: 17-23; Luke 24: 13-35 Easter 3 – within the Great Fifty Days!  Each year as we walk through the scriptures of Lent and Holy Week, and we arrive at Easter, I am always surprised!  It is a surprise that […]

Uncle Carl and the Easter Bunny

Posted on: April 15th, 2020

by Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD. Readings: Acts 10.34-43, Psalm 118.14-29, Colossians 3.1-14, Matthew 28.1-10 The following homily was preached on Easter Wednesday when the Convent sisters celebrated the return of three of sisters who have moved back to Toronto from B.C. and were isolated in the Guest House for two weeks of self-isolation. It was […]

Easter Sunday: SURPRISE!

Posted on: April 14th, 2020

By Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD. Readings: Romans 6:3-11; Psalm 114; Luke 24:1-12 What memories do you associate most with Easter? No doubt some sad, some joyful, some even playful. We had a ritual when I was a teenager that my Mom, Dad, brother and I always watched “Your Hit Parade” on TV on Saturday nights. […]

Holy Saturday: A FERTILE TIME

Posted on: April 14th, 2020

By Sr. Constance Johanna, SSJD. Readings: Job 14.1-14; Psalm 31.1–4, 15–16; 1 Peter 4.1–8; Matthew 25.57-66 What happened during those hours from Friday afternoon till early Sunday morning, when Jesus was in the tomb? What we know from the Bible is that John took Jesus’ mother Mary to his home, and perhaps that is where […]


Posted on: April 14th, 2020

By Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD. Readings: Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12; Psalm 22:22-30; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 19:1-42 One of my favourite musical compositions is Handel’s Messiah – a universally-loved oratorio in the Christian world as well as among people of other faiths and none. It encompasses the whole of the Incarnation – from Advent through […]