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Beacons of Hope

By Fr. Gregory Dick, O.Praem.

A Perfect Storm

By Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

20/20 Vision

By Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

Writings About Saints

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5th Week of Lent

5th Week of Lent

Today, on this Passion Sunday, we are nourished by the dramatic scene of the recapitulation of all things in Christ Jesus made manifest by the dialogue of Christ with an adulterous woman. Here, an adulterous woman’s secretive life moves from hidden to revealed, from revealed to acknowledged, from acknowledged to forgiven, from forgiven to infectious.

Feast of St. Joseph

Feast of St. Joseph

Just inside the doorway from the abbey cloister to the chapter room, there hangs an icon of St. Joseph written by our own fr. Philip. Not unlike the secco in the center south shrine here in the nave, the carpenter of Nazareth is depicted with the Christ child on his shoulders. Just a few days ago I looked at the icon and thought, “Carries the Son of God on his shoulders for fun—Terror of Demons.”

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

“We are but ashes and shall return to dust.” It is a sentiment particularly poignant after yesterday. Over the last year we have seen more than our fair share of the ebbing out of life’s little day.

Feast of Bl. Hugh

Feast of Bl. Hugh

“Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come.” Bl. Hugh of Fosse, whom we celebrate today, was one of the most influential men in human history. He met St. Norbert in 1119 and made his profession to him two and a half years later.

Faithful Protection of St Michael the Archangel

Faithful Protection of St Michael the Archangel

We can say that a feast day like today is one much needed in this contemporary world, a day on which the liturgy expounds Catholic doctrine concerning the angels, an exposition which will be continue and be completed in the near future with the celebration of the feast of the guardian angels.

Writings For Spiritual Growth

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Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday

Listen to the homily by Abbot Eugene J. Hayes, O.Praem.

Humility, Eucharistic Devotion, and Hope

Humility, Eucharistic Devotion, and Hope

At the beginning of today’s Gospel, Jesus says to the twelve: “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” After signaling to John who it is, but not hearing the answer, Peter hears Jesus say to him: “Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.” One imagines that Peter understood Jesus to be answering John’s question by identifying him as the soon-to-be traitor.

Loved, Enlightened, and Forgiven

Loved, Enlightened, and Forgiven

It’s so easy to play the part of those who are in darkness, or who are unclean and unforgiven, or who are unloved. To think of ourselves in those three ways is to be subject to the influence of the devil. We do not want to give him authority to tell us who we are, what our identity is, but rather whom the Lord says we are. We are loved, enlightened, and forgiven.

5th Week of Lent

5th Week of Lent

Today, on this Passion Sunday, we are nourished by the dramatic scene of the recapitulation of all things in Christ Jesus made manifest by the dialogue of Christ with an adulterous woman. Here, an adulterous woman’s secretive life moves from hidden to revealed, from revealed to acknowledged, from acknowledged to forgiven, from forgiven to infectious.

Feast of St. Joseph

Feast of St. Joseph

Just inside the doorway from the abbey cloister to the chapter room, there hangs an icon of St. Joseph written by our own fr. Philip. Not unlike the secco in the center south shrine here in the nave, the carpenter of Nazareth is depicted with the Christ child on his shoulders. Just a few days ago I looked at the icon and thought, “Carries the Son of God on his shoulders for fun—Terror of Demons.”

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