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
How many of us have asked, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” The stakes here are enormous.
There is a certain thrill that passes through our hearts when we hear about that primitive Christian community in the Acts of the Apostles. That first reading is the charter of our Norbertine life.
Just as the Gospel about the multiplication of the loaves was a prefigurement of the Last Supper, so another Gospel prefigures the events which followed the Last Supper.
Between Palm Sunday’s passion account of St. Matthew and the sorrow and betrayal of the remainder of Holy Week, we have today a beautiful interlude.
In the Gospel Jesus says to the Jews who did not believe in Him: “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM.”
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