A Call to SolidarityPope John Paul II has called for solidarity with the earthquake victims of the disaster in south and southeast Asia; the Church herself is moving to aid the people afflicted by this catastrophe..
Bishop Jose H. Gomez named Archbishop of San AntonioOn December 29, 2004, the Archdiocese of Denver announced that Pope John Paul II has appointed Bishop Jose Gomez as Archbishop of San Antonio..
Soulanges Hospitality Management Centre : Another Dream Come True!In 2001, The Honourable Lise Thibault, Quebec’s Lieutenant Governor, visited the construction site at the Manoir de Beaujeu, a retreat centre of Opus Dei in Coteau-du-Lac on the outskirts of Montreal. When she arrived, she found only “a huge gaping hole”. Two years later, that hole has now become a completed building: the Soulanges Hospitality Management Centre, a brand new wing of the Manoir which will house the staff and a training centre for hospitality management..
2004: Moving forward in solidarityThe approaching end of the year is an occasion to summarize some social initiatives that were taken in 2004. They all have in common the concern to help others that is part of St. Josemaria's legacy: "Don't be indifferent to the pain of another person. That relative, friend, colleague--even someone you don't know--is your brother" (The Furrow, 251)..
The Pope asks Our Lady to obtain peace and salvation for all"With what a special blessing God referred to Mary from the beginning of time! Truly blessed, Mary, among all women!".
The Challenge of Helping the DisabledThe Sunshine Workshops is a recent personal initiative that has started to brighten up Saturday afternoons for a number of young girls in Vaudreuil-Dorion, a town located just west of Montreal, Canada. For the last 4 years, a group of young volunteers has been holding activities for mentally and physically disabled people in facilities loaned by a local rehabilitation center..
The Virtues of HealingThe keynote address at the Toronto conference "Sowers of Peace and Joy" was presented by Mrs. Margaret Ogola. She is the well-known author of "The River and The Source", a Kenyan epic that traces the lives three of generations of African women. She is currently director of the Cottolengo Hospice for Children Living with AIDS. This article published in University of Toronto paper, "The Mike", summarises her talk..
The Value of ValuesThe Annual Parents' Conference arranged by Dawliffe Hall Educational Foundation (DHEF) and the Family Development Foundation took place at Dawliffe Hall in London, England this summer..
Apostolic letter for the Eucharistic Year"Stay with us, Lord,” John Paul II’s apostolic letter for the Eucharistic year, has been introduced at the Vatican. According to Cardinal Arinze, the Pope’s letter "will help guide the Church to celebrate this special year with the greatest possible fruits.".
Schedule for Sowers of Peace and Joy ConferenceThe Message of St. Josemaria Escriva at Work in the Developing World Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2004 University of Toronto .