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Prayer

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

How am I, with my own unique gifts, being called to put them at the service of God’s Kingdom on this earth?
 
This Fourth Sunday after Easter, May 11, 2014, celebrates the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This is the day when all Christians are invited to reflect on their Baptismal commitment, and to pray for one another and the whole Christian Community.

Shifting Intersections: Religion and medicine in Toronto

The Varsity, March 3, 2014 — On Saturdays, an elevator in Mount Sinai Hospital automatically rises and falls continually through the day, stopping on every floor, one after the other. It is designed to allow accessibility to people of the Jewish faith on the Sabbath — a holy day of rest on which the use of electricity is prohibited.

On the Ministry of Prayer

You will find Sister Marie Zelie Gignac in the Morrow Park chapel well before mass begins.  She told me she uses that time to say her morning Office and make her meditation. (The Divine Office is the official public prayer of the Church: hymns, psalms, readings and prayers that vary according to the liturgical season. Priests, most religious, and many of the laity use a form of morning and evening prayer that is said daily.) "But what do you do?" I asked.

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