A Lenten Meditation

March 4th 2020

The Gospel of this First Sunday of Lent recounts the forty days that Christ spent in the wilderness praying, fasting and facing the temptations of Satan.It’s a timely message for all of us as we begin our forty day journey to Easter, to the joy of the Resurrection.This short meditation   ▸

Continue reading

“ Could You Not Spend Just One Hour....? ”

February 18th 2020

Prayer has always been a struggle for me. Distractions of the day seem to creep into the conversation.  During Sunday Mass the repetitions of familiar prayers, the Gloria, the Our Father, often slip out of my mouth with little thought of their true meaning. These all too familiar words can   ▸

Continue reading

Journey of the Magi

December 12th 2019

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey; The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. And the Camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, lying down in the melting snow. There were times we   ▸

Continue reading

Experiencing Advent

December 9th 2019

I had a roommate back in school who began everyday disrobed except for his one and only pair ofshoes. The first thing he would do each morning wasto don those shoes, get out his tin of Shinola and ashoe-brush and give those old size twelve wingtips agood shine. He seemed   ▸

Continue reading