Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Feast of St. Eugenia

St. Michael's Cathedral

St. Michael’s Cathedral is open daily, offering Masses and Eucharistic Adoration, at various hours all day.  Think that’s no big deal?  On 31 May, 1863 Eugenia stopped into a church on her way and heard a priest say:

Is there no one out there who feels called to dedicate themselves to doing good for love of the Heart of Jesus?

Eugenia decided to live in abandonment to God and in the hands of Mary Immaculate, founded a religious institute, and became a saint. 

What might you hear if you stopped in today?

1 comment:

  1. What lovely painting of the cathedral prior to the clerestory windows being added.

    I have often believed that the daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from the end of the noon to the beginning of early evening Mass is what has prevented the Chuch in Toronto from desencing into disaster. As rough as things are in many ways, we have always had just enough priests, though clearly not enough, and while the liturgy is exceptional in a few places it is mostly non-offensive compared to other places and while there have been cases of improprer behaviour they have been handled quickly and quietly and help has been given to the victims before public scandal and shame has been brought to bear. Why have we been so fortunate despite greater troubles elsewhere? I believe for the reason indicated. Not on any good of our doing that is for sure and not that it cannot get worse. But, this daily Adoration and the growth of Adoration chaples across the city at St. Rose of Lima, St. Clement's and St. Benedict's and many others cannot help but have an effect of grace and mercy upon us most undeserving people.