Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: December 2014

“People have been stripped of their dignity,” US Chaldean bishop says

Testimony of Bishop Francis Kalabat from the St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Diocese Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Global Women’s Issues December 9, 2014 Madam Chair, Ranking Member, members of the committee: My name is Francis Kalabat and I serve as Bishop of the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas in […]

Saint Thomas Becket

Saint Thomas, son of an English nobleman, Gilbert Becket, was born on the day consecrated to the memory of Saint Thomas the Apostle, December 21, 1117, in Southwark, England. He was endowed by both nature and grace with gifts recommending him to his fellow men; and his father, certain he would one day be a […]

Saint John the Evangelist

The Beloved Disciple and Evangelist, Saint John, is honored by the Church in her Liturgy today. He’s known as “the Divine” and historically known as one of the sons of Zebedee, and his mother’s name was Salome [Matthew 4:21, 27:56; Mark 15:40, 16:1]. John’s date of death cannot be fixed with any precision, but we know he lived […]

Benedictine nuns ranching

Benedictines historically live close to the land. Since the 6th century the Benedictines have also been pioneers in every field of study known to humanity. Here is a NPR story on the Benedictine nuns of the Abbey St Walburga (Virginia Dale, CO). http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/12/22/371485558/nuns-on-the-ranch-give-a-heavenly-twist-to-beef  The Benedictines of St Walburga Abbey is a faithful group of women […]