A New Year’s Day Reflection: 2017, Good Or Bad?

The year end reviews and assessments are underway. You can read them in the op eds and on social media. You can hear them in the conversations we share with one another and in the silence of our own hearts.…

Alma Redemptoris Mater

With the First Sunday in Advent the Marian hymn following compline changed from the Salve Regina to the Alma Redemptoris Mater. This will be used until the  Feast of the Presentation. There are two concluding collects: one for the Season of…

Infinite Forgiveness – A Sermon on Matthew 18:21-35, Proper 19A

The collect and readings for today, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19A, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 18:21-35. Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me,…

The Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer – A Brief Review

The Jesus Prayer lies at the core of ancient Christianity. Although it has been preserved primarily in the churches and monasteries of the Christian East, it is a universal prayer of and for all Christians; lay or ordained, Eastern or…

World Holocaust Day – We Must Remember….

Today, January 27, marks World Holocaust Day, a day that we are to be intentional about remembering the victims and lives that have been forever changed not only by the Holocaust but also by the subsequent genocides throughout the world.…

Required Reading: The Book of Created Things, Written By The Gulf Oil Spill

Once a man who was considered to be wise approached St. Anthony and asked him, “How do you ever manage to carry on, Father, deprived as you are of the consolation of books?” St. Anthony replied, “My book, sir philosopher,…

The Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Today, December 12, is the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the true God for whom we live, bearer of Jesus Christ who gives us His Spirit and gives life to the Church. We thank…

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