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A Lesson about Forgiveness: The Story of St. Maria Goretti

Among the saints canonized by the Catholic Church, St. Maria Goretti is one of the youngest. She was just 11 years old when she died. Maria died of a fatal attack by her neighbour Alessandro, after she refused to submit to his sexual advances. Fountain of Grace's production team followed Fr. Carlos Martins to Maria's former residence to learn about forgiveness from this saint.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 27


 
New Season!

We’re back to Ordinary Time again and it’s time for a new season! Among the new changes, Lyndon will be the sole host going forward and has found a job. There will also be more interviews and reflections from reading material and prayer. Episodes will be more varied and sporadic this time, so check for updates from time to time. If you have any friends and family that you think would like this podcast, please share us with them wherever you listen to your podcasts! You can drop a comment or question for me to answer in a future episode at theholycatholicbrew@gmail.com.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 9


 
Taking Our Faith to the Streets: Mother of Mercy Procession

For four years, Our Lady of Carmel Church in Chinatown, Toronto has been holding a Marian Procession in May, providing the faithful a wonderful opportunity to bear witness to their faith in public. Overcoming adversities and bracing all kinds of weather conditions, the parishioners were dedicated to making this event a success. Fountain of Grace takes you to Chinatown to uncover the driving force behind their enthusiasm and determination.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 23


 
From Justice to Mercy

We all yearn to live in a just society. However, justice cannot be achieved without charity. In our busy lives, do we pay attention to those who need help? Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Catholics live out mercy through various initiatives.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 9


 
Where Faith and Art Cross Paths

Irene held her first solo art exhibition in 2017. Behind this exhibition lies a dream that Irene spent ten years to actualize. Through making abstract art, Irene gets closer to God.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 2


 
Working Hard, Working Poor

What is working poverty? The Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs organized a 7-day poverty experiential program in which participants tried to live with a weekly expense in line with a minimum wage earner.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 29


 
Transformed by Faith

You only live once. Is it possible to turn life around after making a terrible mistake? Hawkins, who is in his early 30s, once hit rock bottom in his early years. Through his unwavering faith in God, he has rediscovered his purpose in life.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 8


 
A Hidden Reptile Expert – Fr. Anthony Bogadek

Fr. Anthony Bogadek, a Salesian priest, has dedicated his life to serve in St. Louis School in Hong Kong. His passion for amphibians and reptiles, as well as his humility and conscientiousness has inspired countless students.
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 1


 
Pioneers of New France

Many consider Canada to be one of the best countries to live in. However, in the 17th century, when Canada was just newly founded, it was considered the country of crosses. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine and St. Francois de Laval sacrificed their comfort and contributed to the well-being of Canadians.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 25


 
St. Marguerites and Montreal

Montreal, Canada was very different from what it is now when the city was first founded more than 370 years ago. The cross at Mount Royal reveals the deep Catholic roots of this city. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how two saints, both named Marguerite - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys and St. Marguerite d'Youville - contributed to the early developments of Montreal.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 2


 
L&L Coffee House Ep4 – WYD 2019 Panama Sharing – Grace (3)

Grace continues to share with us what she has encountered and what she has learned from her Panama WYD experience.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 14


 
Kintore College: Home Away from Home

Kintore College is an all-female student residence located in downtown Toronto. It is a home away from home that offers an excellent environment for study. It also seeks to meet the needs of students by providing laundry, meals, career guidance, social life, philosophy classes, as well as faith and spirituality. Kintore College is partly managed by Opus Dei, a personal Prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 5


 
A Call to Serve: The Permanent Diaconate

The office of deacon traces all the way back to the early church and had disappeared for a long time. At the Worldwide Chinese Permanent Deacon Conference which took place at Toronto on May 2018, Fountain of Grace talked to a number of permanent deacons to explore the role they place in the Church and the society.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 18


 
A Burning Heart for Souls: St. Francis Xavier

In January 2018, a precious relic of St. Francis Xavier - his right forearm which he used to baptize more than 100,000 people - was on tour across Canada. One of the churches even attracted 13,000 people to venerate the relic in one day. Fountain of Grace takes a look at the life of St. Francis Xavier, as well as Catholic Christian Outreach - the group of modern missionaries that organized the relic pilgrimage.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 7


 
Explorers of Beauty: Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Children are naturally more perceptive to faith due to their innocence and humility. As parents accompany their children on their spiritual journey, not only do they draw closer to their children, they are also drawn closer to God. Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) not only helps kids encounter Jesus, it also provides opportunities for parents to walk alongside their kids on their faith journey.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 22


 
L&L Coffee House Ep3 – WYD 2019 Panama Sharing – Grace (2)

As Grace has arrived at Panama City without much expectation, what did she encounter in the World Youth Day week? What is her most memorable moment?
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 20


 
Explorers of Beauty: Adventures in the Outdoors

An increasing number of studies show that overusing electronics can cause harm. In this age of gadgets, many children are drawn to social media and video games, how can we help them to live a healthier lifestyle? Through outdoor activities, service to the community, and leadership development, Federation of North-American Explorers (FNE) helps children grow physically and spiritually, and mostly importantly, to encounter Jesus.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 15


 
L&L Coffee House Ep2 – WYD 2019 Panama Sharing – Grace (1)

How did Grace get on her journey to Panama City in early 2019 to attend the 16th World Youth Day.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 25


 
Called to Street Ministry

Mildred Moy had built a successful career ever since her graduation. At some point she wanted to take her career to a new height, but she gave it up in order to start a street ministry to serve street ladies, homeless people and drug addicts. Mildred shares with us her journey of discernment.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 4


 
Jesus and His Rock

An honest but impetuous fisherman, Peter gave up everything to follow Jesus when he was called. But he was weak and even denied Jesus three times. Yet our Lord not only forgave him, but also made Peter the head of his Church on earth. Fountain of Grace takes you to the Holy Land to relive the story of how St. Peter became the Rock on which Christ built his Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 22


 
The Marvelous Monarch Butterfly

Among all creatures, monarch butterflies experience tremendous transformation in their lives despite their relatively short lifespan. They would also fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and Canada to spend their winter in Mexico. People are amazed at the wonders of nature and God's marvellous creation.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 1


 
Inspiration from a Lily: Sr. Cecilia Cham

Sr. Cecilia Cham, a sister from Canossian Daughters of Charity, who has just celebrated the 50th anniversary of her entry into religious life. Fifty years ago, she was inspired by a Lily to become a sister. Fountain of Grace gives us an in-depth look at Sr. Cham's vocational journey.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 25


 
Ohana means Family. Family means …

Nobody gets left behind or forgotten. We can’t pick our families and neither can our families pick us, but we learn our most important life lessons within the context of our families: the way we approach work, the way we find meaning in our experiences, the way we look for love, even the way we see God. This episode, Lyndon shares some personal stories about the way his family has affected his life and faith. It will also be the last episode of the first season of The Holy Catholic Brew and when we resume with the second season, we will be featuring some guest interviews to chat about the way their vocations have shaped their faith. Thank you all for tuning in and see you soon! The song you heard in the intro and outro was “Roll Away Your Stone” and “Awake My Soul”, both by Mumford and Sons, and the song in the middle was “Childhood Goodbye” by Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear; the transition music was by Podington Bear. If you have any friends and family that you think would like this podcast, please share with them wherever you listen to your podcasts!
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 20


 
Guardians of Canada: Our Lady of the Cape and Blessed Frédéric Janssoone

Trois-Rivières, a French-speaking city in Quebec, is the home of treasures of the Catholic Church in Canada. Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, a Franciscan friar who devoted all of his energy in spreading the Good News of Christ, might become Canada's next saint. A little-known stone chapel ultimately became a Marian shrine which attracts thousands of pilgrims yearly. Fountain of Grace uncovers these treasures for you.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 11