TODAY, February 16, the Holy Father has accepted the election and appointed Abbot Cirill as Archabbot of the Territorial Abbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary.
He succeeds Bishop Imre Asztrik Várszegi, O.S.B. as Ordinary Archabbot of Pannonhalma.
Archabbot Cirill was born on 22 February 1959.
Alexander Schmemann, Great Lent
Richard John Neuhaus, Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross
Flannery O’Connor, A Prayer Journal
John Behr, Becoming Human
Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God
Earlier this month the Patriarch and bishops of the Melkite Church met in Synod in Lebanon to deliberate on some serious matters concerning the Church, including the election of new bishops. Following the Synod, the bishops travelled to Rome to make a pilgrimage to the holy places –the shrines of Saints Peter and Paul– and then to meet with the Roman Pontiff in addition to meeting with the various
The Martyrs of Nagasaki, St. Paul Miki (1562–1597) and his twenty-five companions are liturgically honored today. As you note from the image he was crucified for the faith in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1597.
Historians tell us that Miki was Japanese layman of great nobility and wealth, who converted to Christ by the great missionary, St. Francis Xavier. The Church, initially, was not in opposition to the Emperor and his princes but as time
For the month of February, the prayer intention of Pope Francis is:
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
Let’s ask for the grace to be steadfast to the Gospel and teaching of the Church.