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Bishop's Journal



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(English Translations by Fr. Leo Grégoire, I.V.D.)


  • Happy and Holy New Year 2006!  (625) — December 28, 2005
    Year of the Eucharist / Year of Gratitude / Satisfaction /
    Expectations / Always under Construction!
  • The Word Became Flesh  (624) — December 21, 2005
    The Word of God / Complete Joy / Revelation of God /
    Becoming "Bird" / God Made Visible
  • 125th Anniversary of the First Mass
    Celebrated in Saint-Jacques
      (623) — December 14, 2005
    The First Mass in History / Father Louis-Côme D'Amours /
    Demanding Ministry / Wonderful Ministry
  • Our Political Commitments  (622) — December 7, 2005
    Respect / Mutual Respect / Respect of Human Nature /
    Respect of the Constitution / Respect for Convictions of Faith
  • Richness of the Liturgy of the Word  (621) — November 30, 2005
    Richness of the Word / Celebration of the Word / Discernment /
    Presiding / Unfolding of the Liturgy / Communion / Evaluation
  • Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916)  (620) — November 23, 2005
    Who Is Charles de Foucauld? / Francis, Thérèse, Charles /
    Silence and Solitude / Prayer of Self-Surrender
  • What Happens to the Dead?  (619) — November 16, 2005
    Many Questions / Difficult Conversation / Unimaginable Death /
    Through the Ages / A Book That Does Good
  • A Tribute to Father Rino Albert (1921-2005  (618) — November 9, 2005
    At the Heart of the Family / Hymn to Charity / Spiritual Testament /
    United with His Brother-Priests and His Bishop / Pastoral Charity
  • Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ (2)  (617) — November 2, 2005
    Scriptural Reflection / Role of Mary / Authentic Devotion /
    In the Anglican Communion / Common Praise
  • Mary: Grace and Hope in Christ (1)  (616) — October 26, 2005
    Blessed Among Women / Reservation /
    Theological Research / According to the Scriptures
  • What Church Are We Building?  (615) — October 19, 2005
    What Does it Mean, to Build? / What Church Are We Talking About? /
    The Pentecost Event / Pentecost Events in Our Midst / Follow-up
  • "Unless the Lord Build the House, They
    Labour in Vain Who Build it"
      (614) — October 12, 2005
    Demanding Year / The Eucharist / Painful Report /
    The Culture of Life / Other Points
  • For the Kingdom of God (10)  (613) — October 5, 2005
    A Well-Filled Life / Fidelity and Love / For Love of Him /
    In the Measure of Love
  • For the Kingdom of God (9)  (612) — September 28, 2005
    Marvel / Trust / Generosity / Prayer / Openness to the World /
    "I shall be with you."
  • For the Kingdom of God (8)  (611) — September 21, 2005
    A Path Drawn by God / A Vital Role / A Call of God
  • For the Kingdom of God (7)  (610) — September 14, 2005
    The Union of God / The Total Christ / A Relationship of Communion /
    A Useful and Agreeable Life
  • Toward More Lively Communities  (609) — September 7, 2005
    Communion / Formation / Celebration / Transformation / A Wish
  • For the Kingdom of God (6)  (608) — August 31, 2005
    An Epistle Revisited / An Upsetting Call / Trigger Keys /
    A Fragile Mediation / Significant Fruitfulness / A Distinguished Mission
  • For the Kingdom of God (5)  (607) — August 24, 2005
    Three Propositions / Balance and Freedom / Living in Chastity /
    Chosen Celibacy / Extreme Discretion
  • For the Kingdom of God (4)  (606) — August 17, 2005
    A Mastered and Fulfilling Lifestyle / Recognizing Continent
    Celibacy, or Abstinence / Various Tendencies
  • The 2005-2006 Pastoral Year  (605) — August 10, 2005
    An Invigorating Celebration / Living in Communion /
    A Living Catechesis / Pastoral Teams /
    Ongoing Christian Formation / Indispensable Relief
  • "Fill us with Your Eucharist"  (604) — August 3, 2005
    A Major Directive / An Abundance of Goods /
    Profession of Faith and Love / Free Food / A Special Year
  • Good Reasons for Celebrating  (603) — July 27, 2005
    Many Facets / A Precious Symbol / A Second Symbol /
    Many Messages / Infinite Gratitude
  • For the Kingdom of God (3)  (602) — July 20, 2005
    A Work of Charity / Happy with This Lifestyle /
    Have You Loved?
  • For the Kingdom of God (2)  (601) — July 13, 2005
    Call to Happiness / The Joy of Vocation / Impenetrable Heart /
    Serious Challenges / In the Midst of the World /
    A Passion with a Name
  • For the Kingdom of God (1)  (600) — July 6, 2005
    Total Commitments / The Perfect Fruit / Millions of Single People /
    Zealous Concern / Domestic Church /
    Part One: Respecting the Secret of Single People /
    A Unique Calling
  • A Secret for Keeping Young  (599) — June 29, 2005
    "I Proclaim Your Praise" / "Become My Disciples" /
    True Happiness / A Cause for Life
  • "Sing of Life!"  (598) — June 22, 2005
    Love and Hope / Listen to the Crying Wind / Path of Life /
    Don't Wait Till Tomorrow / Searching for Happiness
  • Bringing the Good News to the Poor  (597) — June 15, 2005
    But who are the poor in 2005? / Giving Them Fish, or Showing
    Them How to Fish? / Mission of Liberation / Mission of Liberation
  • "Success Nourishes Hope"  (596) — June 8, 2005
    "Open the Doors!" / A Hymn to Hope /
    Adversity, too, Nourishes Hope / Wonderful Gifts /
    Hope's Challenges
  • Appointments 2005 — June 1, 2005
    Reason For These Appointments / Gratitude / Diocesan Directors /
    Parish Directors / Upper Madawaska Zone / Edmundston Zone /
    Grand Falls Zone / Restigouche Zone / Southern Victoria Zone
  • A Tribute to Mr. Jean Pedneault  (595) — June 1, 2005
    Diversity of Tasks / The Contribution of Journalists / Hard Worker /
    Basic Values / Primacy of Love
  • Provisions for the Journey  (594) — May 25, 2005
    Various Initiatives / "Forty Hours" / Mission or Novena /
    Passover of the Lord / A Treasure to Rediscover / Along Our Paths
  • "Magnificat! My Heart Glorifies the Lord!"  (593) — May 18, 2005
    A Thousand Thanks / Remembrance of Divine Blessings /
    Gift and Mystery / Shepherds of the Flock
  • "In the Garden of the Lord, Let Us
    Acknowledge His Calls"
      (592) — May 11, 2005
    Culture of the Marvellous / Culture of Gratitude /
    Marvelling as a Form of Disagreement / Witnesses /
    Power of Testimony / Wishes
  • Homage to Our New Pope  (591) — May 4, 2005
    "Let us pray for the Holy Father" / A Souvenir Cross /
    Peter's Temptation / In the Joy of Meeting Him Soon
  • Long Live Pope Benedict XVI !  (590) — April 27, 2005
    Unforgettable Visits / Salt of the Earth /
    Grain of Wheat / Vatican III? / Let Us Pray
  • What Is Happening with Our
    Pastoral Restructuring? (1)
      (589) — April 20, 2005
    Recall / Summary Evaluation /
    Important Priority of Catechetics
  • A Tribute to Pope John Paul II  (588) — April 13, 2005
    United to Christ / Christian Communities /
    Pastoral Approaches / Challenges for Today
  • A Tribute to Fr. Almer Levasseur (1937-2005  (587) — April 6, 2005
    First Eucharistic Congress / In Memory of Jesus /
    Father Almer Was This Memory / Comforting Presence
  • "Amazed at so Much Love!"  (586) — March 30, 2005
    Lent, A Training Period / Marvel, from Day to Day /
    Associated with the Good Shepherd / For Building up the Kingdom /
    Love in Return for Love
  • "Stay with Us, Lord"  (585) — March 23, 2005
    On the Road to Emmaus / Unforgettable Moments /
    Proclaiming the Good News / Wonderful Directive /
    "I Walk with You"
  • An Unforgettable Example  (584) — March 16, 2005
    The Stones Will Shout! / Mystery of Evil /
    "Prepare a Feast" / A Promise
  • Along the Path of Forgiveness  (583) — March 9, 2005
    Life is so Fragile / A Fraternal Path / A Path of Liberation /
    A Wonderful Path / A Prayerful Path
  • "I Want to Stay with You!"  (582) — March 2, 2005
    God's Garden / History of a People / Emmanuel /
    Special Mission / Two Wishes / Abide in My Love
  • Every Person Has an Extraordinary Potential!  (581) — February 23, 2005
    Contemplation / Comparison / Happiness / Discovery / Family
  • Like Jesus, Francis And Clare  (580) — February 16, 2005
    Bless the Lord! / You Are Great, You Are Beautiful! /
    Brother Sun / The Wonder of Such Love!
  • The Earth, Our Home, Is a Gift of God  (579) — February 9, 2005
    How Beautiful Are our Works! / A Gift of Love /
    The Happy Wanderer / Caring for the Earth /
    Praise to You, You Love Us!
  • Ministers of Hope (2)  (578) — February 2, 2005
    Divine Promise / Inheriting Love /
    "I will go to the altar of God." / "You are our Hope."
  • Ministers of Hope (1)  (577) — January 26, 2005
    Pastoral Concerns / "I believe but I don't practice my religion" /
    Call to Perseverance / Three Other Sacraments
  • A Tribute to Father Narcisse Gagnon (1914-2004)  (576) — January 19, 2005
    An Answer of Love / Work of Evangelisation /
    Leadership Formation / Justice and Charity
  • A Tribute to Father Benoît Bossé (1927-2004)  (575) — January 12, 2005
    Passionately Fond of Christ / Passionately Fond of the Word /
    Passionately Fond of the Eucharist
  • The Bishop Must be a Sower of Hope  (574) — January 5, 2005
    Prophet of Hope / Models of Episcopacy /
    Sources of Inspiration / A Vision of 2005 / A Simple Prayer
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