Cam and Ollie

In the past month, two Assumptionist brothers passed on from this life – Fr. Camillus Thibault and Fr. Oliver Blanchette. Here, Fr. Dennis reflects on the joy and zeal they brought to our lives and their ministries. Their exchanges across the table at Old English Road were often feisty and… Read More »Cam and Ollie

The best laid plans…

Our Jubilee got run over by a pandemic. Well, yes and no. Already, several of the events that were to highlight the 175th anniversary of our founding have been cancelled, and a number of others in the summer will likely suffer the same fate. More than the events themselves, the anxieties and preoccupations… Read More »The best laid plans…

On the road to Emmaus

As the curtain rises on this famous Gospel scene, we find Cleopas and the other unnamed disciple walking away from Jerusalem in something of a daze. They’re unfocused, literally disoriented – walking away from the East, away from Jerusalem, away from the Resurrection. Another component of their darkness is that… Read More »On the road to Emmaus

Easter Sunday, April 12th

Eugène Burnand,The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection Happy Easter! Chances are the feelings that we associate with Easter this year are not the same as usual –  and there’s something unsettling about that. I’ve always been struck by the joy of Easter morning and how it insinuates… Read More »Easter Sunday, April 12th