We hope that you and your family are doing well as we pass through this time of pandemic. We look forward to resuming our wonderful programming as soon as possible.
Looking ahead to September, it looks like many universities, among them the University of Toronto, will have to offer many of their classes online. This might lead to a temporary decline in enrolment, which would significantly decrease the number of students who will come to live at Ernescliff for the upcoming academic year. On the positive side, technology has allowed the team at Ernescliff to stay in touch with former residents, university students who came around, early career professionals and high school students. Obviously it’s not the same as meeting in person, but everyone is happy to continue to be in touch with their friends.
This September marks the fifth anniversary of Wilson Heights, the men’s centre in the north end of Toronto. To mark this anniversary, we would like to share with you an excerpt from the meeting Joe Atkinson, one of Wilson Heights’ residents, had with St. Josemaria Escriva, the Founder of Opus Dei, and also known as the Father, in December 1966. The excerpt below describes the gift of a metal donkey (pictured above) that Joe received from St. Josemaria.
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As part of its commitment to provide spiritual resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cedarcrest Conference Centre, located north of Toronto, has started its own YouTube channel, streaming meditations from the priests of Opus Dei in the Toronto area. To subscribe to the channel, please click here.
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