Saint Romuald

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The Lord led the just in right paths. And showed him the kingdom of God.

We beseech Thee, O Lord, may the intercession of the blessed Abbot Romuald obtain for us  Thy favor; grant us to receive through his patronage that which we are unable to acquire by our own merits.

The brief bio of the founder of the Camaldolese

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Saint John Mary Vianney in print & stage

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Here is a select list of works by or about John Mary Vianney, the Curé (the parish priest). This list is especially helpful to have at one’s finger tips since the Holy Father has called for the coming year to honor the sainted parish priest of Ars, France, who died 150 years ago on August 4.

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Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Lord Jesus Christ, I want to give myself to you completely.
When I see your Sacred Heart, I reflect upon your love. You came from the Father
taking a human body with a human heart. You taught us to love God with all our
hearts. You suffered and died to save us from sin and death. As you hung on the

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St. Mary’s Abbey priest-monks celebrate anniversaries

Abbot Giles with Frs Rembert & Beatus.jpgOn the eve of the Year of the Priest, you can see various celebrations recognizing the witness of priestly service in dioceses, religious orders and abbeys. The Benedictine monks of Saint Mary’s Abbey (Morristown, NJ) recently celebrated the 50th anniversaries of two monks. In the photo you see Abbot Giles Hayes with Reverend Fathers Rembert and

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Pope Benedict XVI’s letter to priests inaugurating the Year of the Priest

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On the forthcoming Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of
Jesus, Friday 19 June 2009 – a day traditionally devoted to prayer for the
sanctification of the clergy -, I have decided to inaugurate a “Year for
Priests” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the “dies
natalis” of John Mary Vianney, the patron

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The Eucharistic sacrifice unites us with heaven

20th_07_hoc_est.jpgIt is especially in the sacred liturgy that our union
with the heavenly Church is best realized
; in the liturgy, through the
sacramental signs, the power of the Holy Spirit acts on us, and with community
rejoicing we celebrate together the praise of the divine majesty, when all
those of every tribe and tongue and people and nation (cf. Apoc. 5:9) who
have

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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