My Dad is celebrating his 71st birthday today. May God grant him many years! (a picture of my immediate family taken in July 2011 at a cousin’s party)
Today’s feast is probably of a little known saint, Saint Jeanne Jugan (1792-1879). Her’s a remarable life of grace and heroic virtue. “…Jeanne Jugan was concerned with the dignity of her brothers and sisters in humanity whom age had made more vulnerable, recognizing in them the Person of Christ himself. “Look upon the poor with […]
Friends meet at Bishop Nicholas J. Samra’s enthronement last week in Roslindale, MA.
It sounds like this appointment of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, 72, to head the 1000 year old lay group Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The video of the press conference where Archbishop Edwin O’Brien announces he’s going to head the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. Up to now he’s been the 15th Diocesan […]
O God, who willed that Saint John the Baptist should go ahead of your Son both in birth and in death, grant that as he died a Martyr for truth and justice, we, too, may fight hard for the confession of what you teach. There is no doubt that blessed John suffered imprisonment and chains […]
Christ humbled himself, you have something, Christian, to latch onto. Christ became obedient. Why do you behave proudly? Saint Augustine When you read what the Pope has to say about Saint Augustine, you can tell that he really loves and knows Saint Augustine…as we all ought. He’s given us a lot to think about using […]
Very early this morning, Archbishop Dmitri, 87, emeritus archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South, died after failing health. The obit for His Eminence (Robert R. Royster) was published by the Orthodox Church in America. He did live a terrific life for Christ and the Church. May his memory be eternal.
Back to school. This year three New York dioceses are combining their undergraduate and pre-theology programs. The Archdiocese of NY has moved with the Brooklyn and Rockville Centre Dioceses in Douglaston (Queens), New York. It is expected that the graduate theology program will merge at St Joseph’s Seminary next year. photo by Fr Luke Sweeney
And when the Lord saw [the mother of the deceased young man], he had compassion on her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, arise.’ And the dead man sat up, and began to […]