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In Suspense and Incomplete: Having Faith in the Slow Work of God

“Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, “Patient Trust”). “Why is he doing this to me?” I sobbed. “God do...
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Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands

“Blessed are you, Lord God of all Creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life” (St. Paul Daily Missal, 842). It’s not uncommo...
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True Freedom and the Beautiful Life

Independence Day-July 4th Today our country once again celebrates the day of our independence. Today is a day which we rightly commemorate because of the victory won for human dignity, as freedom was gained for a people to live life according...
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Feed Them Yourselves

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, 2022 "Give them some food yourselves" (Luke 9:13). Can you imagine the looks on the Apostles' faces when Our Lord said these words to them? Here they were, twelve men wh...
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Mary: Mother of All Alive in Christ

Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Happy Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church to you! Today’s celebration of the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church is a relatively new one. The celebration wa...
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Belonging to the Body of Christ

“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12). St. Paul’s exhortation on unity and diversity as found in 1 Corinthians 12 is a very familiar passag...
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Why Pray The Stations of the Resurrection?

While not yet as popular as the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross), or, the Stations of the Cross, the Via Lucis (Way of Light), or, the Stations of the Resurrection, is a beautiful Easter compliment to it. As the Directory on Popular Piety and the L...
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