Communio

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

Blessed Stanley Rother

Today is the Feast of Blessed Stanley Rother, martyr. As Pope Francis said on the occasion of his beatification in 2017, ““[Yesterday], in Oklahoma City, the missionary priest, Stanley Francis Rother, killed in hatred of the faith for his work of evangelization, and work to promote the human dignity of the poorest people in Guatemala, […]

St Mary Magdalen

The emphasis in the spiritual life is on our searching for God. It is difficult not to admit this from the abundance of scriptural sources and the the witness of the saints. We know the accent of seeking when St Benedict makes this the key vocation matter in his Holy Rule. Sometimes I wonder, however, if […]

Happy 4th

Blessed US Independence Day –July 4th The Prophet Amos had something to say about politics worth listening to today: “many of the religious leaders were corrupted and tied to political leaders more than to the Lord.” Are you tied to the Lord and His promises, or to political leaders and their vainglory? The Psalms also […]

The Warrior Nun

“It’s like Buffy the Vampire Slayer got religion.” Well, if you like comedy and religion, you likely will like the new Netflix series, Warrior Nun. The trailer is fun. As a monk friend said, The character “Ava is done very well and Beatrice too, and while I am not too keen on the nun aspect […]

St Jude, relative of the Lord

The holy apostle Jude, relative of the Lord is honored by the Byzantine Church today. In addition to being an apostle he is in-charge of difficult cases. He is frequently invoked by medical professionals and those who are living with illness. “Like many of the other apostles, Jude’s name has several variations. In the Gospels […]