Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Technology confusion... we're experiencing a new TOWER OF BABEL....

Dans ce JOURNAL je partage de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres qui désirent contribuer au bien commun et pour faire avancer l'ouverture personnelle à Dieu qui fait vivre toute l'humanité et veille sur nous. G.S.

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In this JOURNAL I will share once in a while a glimpse of my life as a Catholic Christian and priest to connect with other people who desire to contribute to the common good and to enable personal openness to God who gives life to all of humanity and watches over us. G.S.

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Trying to keep in touch with family and friends is becoming an increasingly unnerving task these days with the plethora of modes of communication preferred by this one or that one. 

Let me see now, shall I reach him or her by email or skype or Facebook or Twitter or Messenger or mobile or text or land line or..... Not to mention the address books generated by an ever growing number of tools of communication.... 

It's also disconcerting to receive communication from this plethora of means and tools.... It's enough to want to leave all technology behind and retire to the woods or a farm somewhere far away where the only communication would be face to face; as in the encounter Jesus had with the two disciples walking dejectedly away from Jerusalem towards Emmaus.... 


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In this JOURNAL I will share once in a while a glimpse of my life as a Catholic Christian and priest to connect with other people who desire to contribute to the common good and to enable personal openness to God who gives life to all of humanity and watches over us. G.S.

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Dans ce JOURNAL je partage de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres qui désirent contribuer au bien commun et pour faire avancer l'ouverture personnelle à Dieu qui fait vivre toute l'humanité et veille sur nous. G.S.

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© 2004-2021 Tous droits réservés Abbé Gilles Surprenant, Prêtre Associé de Madonna House Apostolate & Poustinik, Montréal QC
 

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

We are all eager to say "Yes!" to life, but to say "Yes!" to God? That is quite another matter, isn't it? Or is it?

Dans ce JOURNAL je partage de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres qui désirent contribuer au bien commun et pour faire avancer l'ouverture personnelle à Dieu qui fait vivre toute l'humanité et veille sur nous. G.S.

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In this JOURNAL I will share once in a while a glimpse of my life as a Catholic Christian and priest to connect with other people who desire to contribute to the common good and to enable personal openness to God who gives life to all of humanity and watches over us. G.S.

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Here we are, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.... Today some 2,023 years ago the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Myriam of Nazareth to announce to her God's proposal that she be the mother of his Divine Son and name Him Jesus. She was only 14, maybe 15 years old! What a receptive soul this young woman had to be able to endure such a visitation and so quickly to be able to say a whole hearted "Yes!" to the Creator of the Universe....

I've been glad to celebrate this feast in honor of Mary and the Lord Jesus.... It is always a privilege to offer Holy Mass, the Memorial of Jesus' offering of Himself to his Father on our behalf, by which He opened up the possibility for every human being to not only live life fully, but ever more wonderfully, to participate in the divine life of God the Holy Three in One! It is truly awesome that our Creator God, a single Divine Being, is so full of life as to actually be Three Divine Persons in an Eternal Communion of Love, the Divine Family, which is the divine paradigm which served as the pattern for our creation, we human beings, created in God's image and likeness.... See Genesis chapters 1 to 3.... 

We can't really understand all this about God's nature... we'd have to BE GOD to really understand... but Jesus did reveal enough about his Father and Himself and the Holy Spirit for us to at least know about the Most Holy Trinity and, more importantly, that They very much want us to enter into a life-giving personal relationship with Them! 

Please feel free to check out the various Blogger pages connected to this site and you may find any number of treasures to stimulate your imagination, feed your mind, nourish your soul, and shed some light on the path which leads to our Source and our Destiny.... 

Peace to you and your family despite these trying Covid-19 Pandemic days and nights....

P.S.: You may want to check out - "Visualized: the World’s Deadliest Pandemics by Population Impact" 

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In this JOURNAL I will share once in a while a glimpse of my life as a Catholic Christian and priest to connect with other people who desire to contribute to the common good and to enable personal openness to God who gives life to all of humanity and watches over us. G.S.

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Dans ce JOURNAL je partage de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres qui désirent contribuer au bien commun et pour faire avancer l'ouverture personnelle à Dieu qui fait vivre toute l'humanité et veille sur nous. G.S.

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© 2004-2021 All rights reserved Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Associate Priest of Madonna House Apostolate & Poustinik, Montreal  QC
© 2004-2021 Tous droits réservés Abbé Gilles Surprenant, Prêtre Associé de Madonna House Apostolate & Poustinik, Montréal QC
 

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

COURTESY on cross country ski trails is for safety but also for everyone's enjoyment

Mon objectif avec ce JOURNAL est de partager de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres personnes qui désirent contribuer au bien commun et aussi, directement ou indirectement, faire avancer l'ouverture personnelle à Dieu qui fait vivre toute l'humanité et veille sur nous. G.S.

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My purpose in this JOURNAL is to share once in a while a glimpse of my life as a Catholic Christian and as a priest and to connect with other people who desire to contribute to the common good and also, directly or indirectly, to enable personal openness to God who gives life to all of humanity and watches over us. G.S.

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COURTESY on cross country ski trails


We don't find too many signs to teach new skiers. It's basically up to experienced skiers to pass on this information to help limit conflicts, accidents, and injuries, but also to enhanve enjoyment by all.

(1) Follow the signs so as to go in the right direction on one-way trails. Going the wrong way blocks the left tracks which is for passing.

(2) Some parts of trails may be 2-way, but following the signs you can't go wrong.

(3) If you need to stop, side step off the tracks to allow other skiers to go by.

(4) Be careful with your ski poles so you don't injure other skiers.

(5) When skiing "double" - side by side - with family or friends, watch for skiers coming from behind who may need the left tracks in order to pass. Move to the right side track to allow them to pass.

That's mostly it. It's not rocket science. The point is to help avoid injuries and to increase the enjoyment by all, new skiers beginning to learn, intermediate experienced skiers, and elite rapid skiers. ENJOY!

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My purpose in this JOURNAL is to share once in a while a glimpse of my life as a Catholic Christian and as a priest and to connect with other people who desire to contribute to the common good and also, directly or indirectly, to enable personal openness to God who gives life to all of humanity and watches over us. G.S.

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Mon objectif avec ce JOURNAL est de partager de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres personnes qui désirent contribuer au bien commun et aussi, directement ou indirectement, faire avancer l'ouverture personnelle à Dieu qui fait vivre toute l'humanité et veille sur nous. G.S.

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© 2004-2021 All rights reserved Fr. Gilles Surprenant, Associate Priest of Madonna House Apostolate & Poustinik, Montreal  QC
© 2004-2021 Tous droits réservés Abbé Gilles Surprenant, Prêtre Associé de Madonna House Apostolate & Poustinik, Montréal QC
 

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Technology confusion... we're experiencing a new TOWER OF BABEL....

Dans ce JOURNAL je  partage   de temps en temps un aperçu de ma vie de chrétien catholique et de prêtre pour rejoindre d'autres qui dési...