Monday, February 15, 2016

Conversion can happen when you least expect it

Catholic Charities Justice Services Prison Ministry active during Year of Mercy
Visiting the imprisoned is a corporal work of mercy. Gabrielle Hoffer writes that prison ministry volunteers "bring the love and compassion of Christ with them." Malcolm Grear Designers / CNS.
Our Lord's tender invitation to conversion is unending. Sometimes it is in our darkest moments that we actually stop to listen. We may hear it in reading His word, or experience Him through the influence and faith of others. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope, patriarch meet in Cuba
Pope Francis introduces members of his delegation to Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow after the leaders signed a joint declaration during a meeting at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana Feb. 12. At right is Cuban President Raul Castro. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a historic first, Pope Francis met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. The Feb. 12 meeting took place in Havana, Cuba, a stop added at the start of the Holy Father's Feb. 12-17 trip to Mexico. In addition to meeting privately, Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill signed a joint declaration. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Centre eases refugees into Catholic schools

Karen Fabris says Edmonton Catholic Schools' One World ... One Centre has been providing a one-stop welcome for all newcomers to city schools since 2012. Thandiwe Konguavi / Western Catholic Reporter (CCN).
If any agency was prepared for a wave of Syrian refugee families to arrive in Canada, it is Edmonton Catholic Schools' One World ... One Centre. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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