On May 4, at 3pm, join the Dominican Nuns and many others as they pray the holy rosary, sing Vespers and crown the Blessed Mother with flowers. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament, too. Father Isaac Morales, OP, celebrant and preacher Our Lady of Grace Monastery 11 Race Hill Road, North Guilford, CT Why crown […]
Today, we have the liturgical memorial of Pius V, pope and friar in the Order of Preachers. Elected to the Chair of Saint Peter he renewed with great mercy and apostolic vigor, according to the decrees of the Council of Trent, the divine worship of the Latin Church plus gave new life to Christian morality and […]
Terrible Easter Day news from Sri Lanka, @AP reports some 200 dead, many more injured in multiple morning bombings at churches and hotels, at least several of which have targeted island’s Catholic population. Let us pray for healing and for the souls taken.
Friends, As we approach the great feast of Easter –joy, hope, promise, salvation– let us consider the words from the 2019 Easter message of the Norbertine Abbot General, Jos Wouters. Let us keep each other in prayer and friendship. The Abbot writes: Some years ago, I preached the retreat during Holy Week at […]
On Christmas Day in 1886 Paul Claudel attended High Mass at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. He was not particularly moved by the ceremony, which probably was presided over by the newly appointed archbishop. Claudel left and then returned for vespers. “It was the gloomiest winter day and the darkest rainy afternoon over […]
On the Eastern liturgical calendar we have our father among the saints, Simeon, Archbishop of Thessalonica. The Liturgy speaks of Simeon in this manner: By the light of your wisdom and virtue, O holy father, Simeon, the spirit of God revealed you as a true shepherd of Salonica and a divinely inspired master of the […]
Bishop Arthur Serratelli of the Diocese of Patterson opened the cause for canonization for Benedictine Brother Marinus, monk of St. Paul’s Abbey in Newton, New Jersey (USA). Let us pray for God’s grace in bringing Brother Marinus LaRue to the altar. Read the story here.