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A Self-ish Reflection

A Self-ish Reflection

A Self-ish Reflection by Fr. Alphonsus Hermes, O.Praem.   When we begin Lent, we start with these sentiments: “Let us make this day holy by our self-denial.” Then we hear the second great commandment already promulgated in the Old Testament: “You shall love your...
St. Ludolph, Defender of the Church

St. Ludolph, Defender of the Church

St. Ludolph, Defender of the Church by Fr. Alan Benander, O.Praem.   St. Ludolph—a bishop, martyr, and saint of our very own Norbertine Order from thirteenth-century Germany—became a martyr because he defended the rights of the Church against an overbearing civil...
St. Stephen

St. Stephen

St. Stephen by Fr. Chrysostom Baer, O.Praem.   St. Paul tells the Corinthians, “Bad company corrupts good morals.”  Or, to put the same wisdom more positively, “Iron sharpens iron.” Again the wisdom of Solomon says, “Two are better than one.  For if they fall,...