The writing & works of

Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

Imitators of the Saints

We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises.


The Sacred: Veiled and Revealed

Catholic sacred spaces hold two things in tension: that which is visible and that which is held in mystery.


The Handmaid of the Lord

In these last days of the Advent season we have a whole succession of astonishing conversations to help us prepare for Christmas: the angel speaking to Joseph in his dream; another angel speaking to Manoah’s wife about the birth of Samson; the Archangel Gabriel appearing to Zachary in the temple to announce the birth of John the Baptist; and then, of course, the same great Archangel appearing to Our Lady in today’s recounting of the Annunciation.


The Most Pressing Issue in the Church Today


St. Andrew’s Yes(es)

Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.


Like a Child at Home

“The darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” “Whoever loves his brother remains in the light, and there is nothing in him to cause a fall.”


Christmas Traditions

His greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth; he shall be peace. How does this happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?


Freedom and the Law

You were once alienated and hostile in mind … God has now reconciled you in the fleshly body of Christ through His death – Saint Paul to the Colossians


20/20 Vision

“Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?”