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Father Yves La Fontaine
Fr. Yves has worked at Missionnaires de Mariannhill
Studied at: University of Latran
Languages: Français, English, Italiano, Deutsch
From: Sherbrook, Quebec
Homily on the occasion of the Anniversary of the Death of Abbot Francis Pfanner
Available for download below
Vatican Hosting a Meeting for Bloggers
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 8, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican is hosting a meeting for bloggers, both to better understand what bloggers need, and to present media initiatives under way in the Church.
Supposing that a large group of bloggers will be in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, the meeting has been scheduled for the following day, May 2.
The Pontifical Councils for Culture and Social Communications are sponsoring the event. The respective presidents of those two councils will participate, as will the director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.
A communiqué from the culture council explained that the meeting will include two panels. The first will consist of five bloggers who will present some key issues, then opening the floor to general discussion. The second will include representatives of Church communication, who will talk about initiatives “aimed at ensuring an effective engagement by the Church with bloggers.”
The meeting is open to all, but bloggers who wish to attend need to apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sending a link to their blog. As space is limited to 150 seats and there is a desire to have a representation of the entire blogosphere, entrance passes and further details will be distributed with a view to the diversity of language and geography, typology of blogs (institutional or private, multivoice or personal), subjects of blogs, and the timeliness of requests.
Simultaneous translation will be provided for Italian, English, French, Polish and Spanish.
Yearning for Light
Newgrange, a monument not far from Dublin in Ireland, is one of the best known prehistoric tombs in the world. It was built about 3000 B.C. What’s special about it? Every year on the Winter Solstice, on 21 December, as the sun rises its light shines through the 18m long passageway which leads into the central burial chamber. The tomb was built in such a way that at sunrise on the shortest day of the year the sun illuminates the central burial chamber for about seventeen minutes.
Now, why was Newgrange built in this way? No one knows for sure. There has been speculation that the builders believed the sunlight would take the souls of the dead to the next life. We could also say they were unconsciously looking for Jesus and belief in his resurrection, unknown to them, and this was the closest they got to it. How deep in the human heart is the yearning and search for the true meaning of life! And so, what a privilege and a joy for us to believe in the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus and celebrate it today, thanks to our faith and baptism!