Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC
“When I am weak, then I am strong.” (1 Cor 12:10)
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A weekly podcast looking at the scripture readings for Sunday Mass. Grab yourself a coffee, a bible, and a journal. We break the scripture readings and see how they apply to our lives in real and practical ways.
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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What are some of the tried and true spiritual practices that I can commit to doing this Advent so I am cooperating with the Lord in developing and strengthening my spiritual muscles?
Welcome Jesus into every room of your life. Invite him to take from you that which is not of him. He wants to take away anything that is weighing us down or anything that is stopping us from encountering him.
Advent Challenge – Will I get up within the first minute of the alarm going off?
Advent is meant to be a time when we cooperate with the Lord in developing and conditioning our spiritual muscles.