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Welcome to this site of the Canadian District of the Voluntas Dei Institute!
It is a beautiful story that brings us together, sufficiently captiviting to have interested men and women wishing to deepen their way of "being" in the midst of the world, agreeing to live a daily very simple spirituality that warms the heart!
With our name “Voluntas Dei” of which we are proud, every day in our life we seek to welcome and live God’s will as best as possible, to sow around us peace and fraternity in Jesus Christ.
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Father Marc-André Lafrenière,
In prayer so that the clash
of arms is silenced
Lord, Prince of Peace, hear our prayer.
We turn to you as the sounds of war resonate in Europe.
We pray for Ukraine.
We pray for Russia.
We pray for Europe and the world.
Be the support of all who are shaken by fear, anguish and violence.
Break the pride of the powerful, inspire wisdom in the rulers.
Change hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.
Maintain in us the spirit of love which recognizes in the other a brother, a sister.
Lord, make us peacemakers.
With all Christians throughout the world,
we pray the words Jesus taught us
that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven:
who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
forgive us our trespasses,
as we also forgive
to those who have offended us
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
MESSAGE TO ALL ESSENTIAL WORKERS
And so… if normal life resumes
We owe it to you
Who are risking your own lives
To save ours
From the Members of
Voluntas Dei Canada
Thought of the month:
Dear friends, I feel limited by my age. I am getting older, the Lord is about to come looking for me. Your friendship has been a source for me. I feel myself growing old, lucidity is gradually withdrawing from my being, the faculties, also more and more. I would like to tell you my love, my affection, one of my ways of living. I tell you again in my vocation, you have been angels for me. Almost 100 years, it is age, wear and tear, a certain loss of clear headedness. Thank you, you are wonderful. In heaven we will have free time, time is no longer restricted. We have the impression that the time is ours. Without you, my life would have been more difficult. You have made me better, your reminiscence keeps my memory young and full of pleasant memories. Without you, I would have been different. For nearly 100 years, I have been absorbed by your kindness and your memories. Happiness has marked my life, I feel the good Lord at my heart. I can't wait to go and see him. Thank you for your influence in my life. You have brought me God and Blessed Virgin to nourish my possibilities to love. Is this my blessed year where I will have the joy of living with them… Let us keep on loving, the best is yet to come. I bless you, I say thank you, you are the instruments of my happiness. Goodbye to all, I am happy, I am swimming in the thought of God and the Blessed Virgin. Goodbye and thank you again. Continue your prayers, my life is coming to an end, I have an intuition of it. I love you, my thought is yours.
P. Louis-Marie Parent, o.m.i