Psalm 40.5

You have multiplied, O Lord my God,
   your wondrous deeds and your thoughts towards us;
   none can compare with you.
Were I to proclaim and tell of them,
   they would be more than can be counted.

One of my delights in vocation ministry, is getting to know the interests and talents reflected in the men who have a desire to become a Redemptorist.  Some of you have already delighted in the musical talent of Andrew Phillips.  A few years ago he serenaded us with bagpipes, in


the backyard of our Toronto house.  He is back at Fort George for his summer work, and showing off some historic instruments used by British soldiers in the 1800’s.   Many of you know Luis, who is studying philosophy and living at our student house in Toronto. What you may not know, is that to help him relax between assignments and exams, Luis takes up his electric guitar to belt out some “heavy metal” music.   Recently I cheered on Noel, who competed at a fencing tournament at the University of Toronto sporting complex.  Here he is with his coach.

…. et sur la piste….en garde!!

I want to thank all of you who have put up our new display to promote the Redemptorists.

And for example,  I know that in May, Fr. Santo Arrigo, St. Patrick - Toronto, arranged for all those preaching at the Masses on Good Shepherd Sunday to speak about vocations.  I heard from Fr. Steve Morrisey,  St. Mary  - Saskatoon, who before Easter, was speaking to a number of classrooms in the schools affiliated with St. Mary’s parish about vocations.    Once again, the St. Patrick community, hosted a supper and spiritual direction evening, where quite a number of men in the Toronto area were in attendance.