Writings About Saints
"Today is the feast of St. Benedict in the 1962 Calendar. And St. Benedict’s life is a model of how we should approach Holy Week."
Thinking on needing to preach on St. John the Evangelist, a story I had read in one of Fr. Groeschel’s books on spirituality came to mind, which I now share with you...
Jesus summoned His disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with Me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”
When the high school students begin their semester exams, and the seminarians begin their rigorosa, and the temple leaders seek to trap Jesus by starting an argument with a false premise—we briefly examine the role of reason and faith as modeled by the early Roman martyr St. Justin.
Writings For Spiritual Growth
In the reading from the prophet Amos, we hear God promising Israel a brighter future: “I will raise up the fallen hut of David. I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel. … I’m gonna build a wall—a big wall. I’m gonna make Israel great again” (loose translation!).
“This was now the third time Jesus was revealed to His disciples after being raised from the dead”— words of the holy evangelist, St. John, from his Gospel.
Regardless of how long ago or how recently, every child has heard at least one more time than he wanted that slightly shrill and somewhat frantic exclamation, Look at what you’ve done!
Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing…”
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