Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC
“When I am weak, then I am strong.” (1 Cor 12:10)
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In January, 1996 I was asked by my diocesan bishop to spend some time in Ottawa with the CC’s – to see how they lived and ministered together. At the time, I was experiencing some disillusionment and frustration in my priestly life. I was searching for a spiritually healthier way to serve as a priest. When I came to my first CC brothers meeting and came to know the brothers over time, I liked what I saw and how it satisfied the spiritual & human needs I have as a priest. In 2001, I applied for (and received) a leave of absence from my home diocese to discern a call to formally join the CC’s.
I have been a member of this Community’s Formation Team, Chaplain at York University in Toronto, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Halifax, Vocations & Admissions Director for the Companions, and General Superior of the Companions of the Cross. I currently serve in Itinerant Ministry.
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Am I willing to ask God for the grace, help, and strength I need to stop living my life on self will, to turn away from old behaviours, to discover a new way of living?
We need to ask the Holy Spirit to increase his pressure in our lives. Ask the Lord, ‘Pump me up.’
https://youtu.be/k3TTdywtDOs Lent is our time to climb the mountain. Lent is spring training.
We should not be shy to make the sign of the cross in public.
Growth requires humility, practice, and being okay with failure.
I love being a priest and it is a very great time to be a priest.
https://youtu.be/JAyYtRWiRO0 This Lent the Lord is giving us an opportunity to look into our lives and see what is really going on in our hearts. Perhaps we are consumed with the troubles of this pandemic and we have forgotten to focus on the potential. Am I missing...
In this episode we’ll cover Step 0 and Step 1.
https://youtu.be/WfMJwHvWqX8 Do I really trust that the Lord will give me the time to do his will today and the power to carry it out?How can I use the time I have wisely?
I am powerless. It is when I understand that I am powerless I that I understand how much I need God’s grace.