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Today a Saviour is born to you!

December 22, 2020
The Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., Bishop of Pembroke

Ahead of the Christmas night mass, a bishop shares his reflections on the mystery and wonder of the “Child God who stoops down to become a toddler in front of us.”

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Entering into the season of Advent (Part 2)

December 17, 2020
Gertrude Rompré, National member from Saskatchewan

Reflecting on Advent, a Development and Peace member wonders where we will discover the face of God and how we will we open the door to the knocking of angels.

A green recovery: “We know we are capable”

December 11, 2020
Hélène Tremblay-Boyko, Development and Peace member from Saskatchewan

Five years after she attended the landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, a Development and Peace member overcomes disappointment with optimism.

The meaning of Advent in a time of pandemic

December 6, 2020
Jeremy Laurie, Animator for British Columbia

Throughout Advent we are called to the same spirit of anticipatory delight expressed by John the Baptist in the weeks leading up to Jesus’ arrival. What often makes this challenging is the ever-expanding season of sales – the pressure to make the Christmas season more about consumer goods than the Good News. But this year has been different. The COVID-19 pandemic – in particular, the necessity of physical distancing - has made us consider and recognize what aspects of our lives are most valuable. For many, that has been the appreciation of and longing for human connection.

Entering into the season of Advent

November 29, 2020
Gertrude Rompré, National member from Saskatchewan

Advent is my favourite season. It’s a time that calls us to embrace the quiet, winter darkness and nurture the seed of new beginnings. We watch and wait for the Light of Christ to spring forth in our world, we prepare and repent of our sloppy selfishness, we choose to rejoice and sing amidst the chaos, and, finally, we welcome Christ ever more fully into our hearts. This act of welcome, in turn, allows us to reach out and serve our broken world. This rich liturgical season offers us hope in face of despair.

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An advent of hope: The story of Victoria Filibus

November 29, 2020
Minaz Kerawala, Communications and Public Relations Advisor

The first of our Advent stories is about how solidarity from a continent away restored hope to the life of one displaced but not defeated woman in Nigeria.

A stamping good story!

September 29, 2020
Stefany Dupont, Animator for the Greater Montreal region

Over the past five years, Jean-Claude Huriaux has sent 500,000 stamps to Development and Peace.

Five ways of living Laudato Si’ during the pandemic

May 20, 2020
Luke Stocking

On the fifth anniversary of the landmark encyclical, Development and Peace’s deputy director of animation for Atlantic and Central Canada offers everyday ideas for living its precepts.

“I was physically, intellectually and spiritually nourished….”

April 24, 2020
Emily Pittman, Catholic Schools Program Officer

The COVID-19 lockdown meant that our annual THINKfast had to become a “link fast,” with people of all age groups connecting for online fasting, fundraising and fun.

Maritime musings on Easter

April 9, 2020
Adah Ogbe, animator for the Maritimes
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Halifax, N.S.

The diocesan councils of Nova Scotia, anglophone New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island share their reflections on the paschal feast and what it impels Christians to do.