Tell the Story

Elie Wiesel tells the following story in his book, The Gates of the Forest: When the great Rabbi Israel Baal Shem-Tov saw misfortune threatening the Jews it was his custom to go into a certain part of the forest to meditate. There he would light a fire, say a special prayer, and the miracle would…

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 Advent one that is used from Christmas Eve until the Presentation. The Commonweal blog has…

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. It is not enough to remember these people and events as history, something or someone…