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Patrick O’Loughlin, LC Saturday was no more. The first cloudy wisps of dawn poked through the blackness of night and sent hope to the weary country folk beneath. All were …

“Thus I will rend with my teeth and nails the eternal pain that stings my heart.” With these stirring words, Gaetano Cellini engraves his powerful sculpture Humanity Against Evil. Here …

Christopher Vogel, LC   Being a Christian is about following Christ and imitating Him in the way that He thinks, acts, and feels. Sometimes I have wondered what it would …

It is amazing to me to see how Christ works. The sin of this woman went from being what could have been the cause of her death to being the …

Kevin O’Byrne, LC   in light the Wood was made which with the fallen fruit was fraught the water ceased and to the Wood both wood and bow were brought …

We all have a sense that love is meant to be beautiful, splendid, amazing, but how often our expectations are let down. The fact is that love is frequently a …

What caught my attention this week in the gospel of the Prodigal Son, was the fact that he spent what he lost so quickly. It seems almost instantaneous in the …

by Br Christopher Gronotte, LC The narration of the temptations in the desert in the Gospel of Luke finishes in verse 13, “And when the devil had ended every temptation, …

by Br Joseph Ory I met a man who killed his girlfriend. I do not know his name, but I do know that the confirmation name that he chose was …

Today in the context of Lent we are reminded of no matter how many sins we have done God is willing to take care of us like the tree that …

Br. Lucio Boccacci What does the adolescent Jesus tells us about adolescence? Did you ever notice that there is only one passage about Jesus as an adolescent in the entire …

The liturgy to me speaks about walking with Jesus. The journey that the disciples made with Jesus up Mt Tabor, or how God took Abraham “outside”, or even as St …

We enter these 40 days of Lent contemplating and accompanying Christ entering the desert to be tempted. To do this. we all decide a sacrifice to offer this Lent in …

Here’s a new translation I made of Paul Claudel’s stations of the cross.  It’s a beautiful prayer and I hope it helps you this Lent!  I put the first station’s …

Christ meets the disciples, as they caught nothing. When we feel the frustration of not being up to the challenges of life, it is then when Christ wants to come …

Once again, we find ourselves before Christ preaching in the synagogue. Doubt overcomes his listeners until the point that they want to kill Christ. We too can let doubt in, …

Today the readings seem to me to be about scripture itself. The Jews show respect and joy at hearing the Word proclaimed. In the Gospel, I can imagine Christ in …

Sorry, I am a day late… but this is one of my favorite passages. Christ’s first miracle takes place at a marriage feast. We know John’s gospel is full of …

Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy …

Just a few days ago we were celebrating the birth of Jesus. Today we celebrate His baptism.”Behold this my son in whom I am well pleased,” are the words we …

One of the most important aspects of prayer is actually starting!  We need to open our hearts to God’s presence and really want to be with him.  Hopefully this little prayer …

Today along with the feast of the epiphany, my congregation, the Legion of Christ, is celebrating the 75 years of our history.  Our history is full of many mysteries, but …

Br Daniel Rolczynski, LC It has now been a number of years since I last spent Christmas at home.  It is such a special time for everyone.  Going to bed …

In the context of Christmas, the Church gives us the chance today to reflect on the family. We look at this family and they didn’t have anything special, rather they …

We are just a few days away from Christmas day! Christ is not only eager to be accepted and born in our hearts, but to be born through us for …

In honor of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I would like to share with you some reflections on the Holy Doors at St Peter’s Basilica.  Since each scenes on the …

Today on the third Sunday of Advent we are invited to ask ourselves, in what do we rejoice? In our lives, there are moments that are moments of real joy …

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