Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine

Pastor's Corner

Father Vincent Esprit, fmi

Father Esprit is a Roman Catholic Priest and a member of the Congregation of the Sons of Mary Immaculate. He studied at the Centre Sèvres - Facultés jésuites in Paris and and the University of Montreal. He is Pastor of the Saint Francis-Xavier Mission since 2012.

AUGUST 8, 2021

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus: the beginning and end of our lives

Jesus is God and He is the Son of God as well. He is the human heart in the Blessed Trinity. While he was on earth, he was all about the Heavenly Father’s business. He is always obedient to his Heavenly Father. His loyalty and fidelity to the purpose of his Father in heaven is astounding. It is never about Jesus himself. Jesus does not bring others to him for his sake only. He knows that he is the way the truth and the life to the Heavenly Father. He tries his utmost to allow us to see his loving intimate relationship with his Father. He is fully obedient in fulfilling the will of his father in heaven. In Today’s Gospel John 6: 41-51, Jesus is again attempting to prove to the people that his father is completely in control of his own life on earth. He tells them, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They could not believe what he was saying, because they knew him growing up in his village. How can a human whom they saw growing up claim to have come down to earth from heaven? May Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Jesus help us to prioritize our lives in putting Jesus and his kingdom first in our lives. You are blessed and sacred in Jesus.