March for Life, Ottawa May 12, 2022, please see bus details below.

Sunday May 1, 2022
Message From our Pastor and News

Dear Friends,
           As some of you may or may not have seen. In the bulletin there is an upcoming event called the “Spiritual Exercises according to Saint Ignatius of Loyola.”
           The Spiritual Exercise is not exactly a physical activity but instead a mental activity; a series of prayers and meditations that will help us to awaken an even greater sense of fervor and love for God. As priest of the Incarnate Word, every year we are required to take a week-long Spiritual Exercise in order to keep a strong and intimate relationship with God. Some priest even call it ‘our honeymoon with God.’ The only thing that matters there is God and yourself! The Spiritual Exercise is a silent retreat that helps re-center one’s life in Christ. Doing everything as Saint Ignatius would says, “for the Greater Glory of God (ad majorem dei gloriam)!”
           Saint Ignatius himself writes, “We call spiritual exercise every way of preparing and disposing the soul to rid itself of all inordinate attachments (anything superficial from God) and after their removal, seeking and finding the will of God in the disposition of our life for the salvation of our soul.” In other words, the spiritual exercise helps us to put aside superficial things and put at the forefront of our lives God.
         Many great missionaries and saints took Spiritual Exercises, to name a few Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Jean de Brebeuf, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Saint Robert Bellarmine. These Spiritual Exercises gave them a new zeal and a new drive to live a life dedicated to God alone.
          Therefore, I do encourage you take the weekend off and spend some time with God! All foods and accommodations will be accounted for. Transportation is not an issue, please email me and we can arrange something. If you can’t attend these Spiritual Exercises please consider registering and we can keep you informed for any upcoming events!
                                                                                                         Together in Prayer

WEEKLY NEWS
NOTICE: Office closed
The office will be closed the first week of May.

March for Life, Ottawa May 12, 2022
We hope you will join us and thousands of your fellow pro-life Canadians as we rally on Parliament Hill and walk through downtown Ottawa.
Who walks?
• Those that want to defend life from conception until natural death.
• Those who have had abortions and regret it.
• Those who have been victims of attempted abortions.
• Those who would not want their daughters to experience the trauma of having an abortion.
Prolife Mass at 7:30 AM at Cathedral. Leave from St. Peter’s in Chains Cathedral 8:15 AM by bus, cost is $25 per person. Please bring a bag lunch. Students and clergy/religious no cost. Please consider attending or sponsoring a student/clergy.
Contact Elizabeth at 705-292-7056 to register.

Up-Coming Spiritual Exercises – According to St. Ignatius of Loyola
For Men
Date: May 20-23rd
Contact: Fr. Alex Salazar, IVE alexsalazar@ive.org 

For Women
Date: Coming June
Contact: M. Milagro, SSVM m.milagro@servidoras.org  
Cost: $200
Place: Regina Mundi 19309 Warden Ave. Queensville, ON

Our Lady of Lujan

Our Lady of Luján is the patroness of our Religious Family of the Incarnate Word and her image accompanies us in all our foreign missions. Every year our Religious Family honours Our Lady of Luján on May 8, her feast day, with Novenas, Solemn Masses and the Marian Consecration of our new Novices. Our Lady of Luján is a celebrated 16th-century icon of the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The image is on display in the Basilica of Luján in Argentina.