Lent is coming: Get Ready! A novena!

On Monday, February 17, 2020, we will begin the Preparing for Lent Novena, nine days of prayer ending Tuesday, February 25, 2020, just in time for the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday February 26. Join us! You can pray the novena by reading it on our website, or listening to it in audio, either on our website or be subscribing wherever you get your podcasts.

Whose Wisdom? God’s or the world’s?

Going Behind the Word: In order to get a better sense of what Saint Paul is getting at in the second reading from this Sunday’s Mass, it is helpful to look at what he says before what we hear today. He goes to great lengths to contrast what it means to trust in human wisdom, the wisdom of this age, and the wisdom he preaches, which pierces God. Human wisdom causes us to love ourselves, but God’s wisdom invites us into the very depths of God’s being in love. Human wisdom may satisfy today, but God’s wisdom saves forever.

Saint Benedict the Moor: Unlikely Leader in Faith

While he was born free, he could not read or write. He was poor, a peasant who became a shepherd. At the beginning of his life he did not seem he was destined for any memorable accomplishments. But, as is often the case, God had other plans. A man of charity, of keen spiritual insight, and a natural leader, he became a saint.

Preparing for Lent Novena 2020

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Church begins the season of Lent. It is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It is a time for us to both assess our lives and to sacrifice to become more Christ-like. Addition by subtraction if you will. To help us enter into the Season of Lent, the

Anyone can become a saint

Sometimes we can fall into the trap of thinking there is something fundamentally different about those who become saints. While on some level there is, since they have fully accepted God’s grace, on another level saints are ordinary people who did extraordinary things. Today we celebrate Blessed James Miller, a Christian Brother whose decision to stay to serve the children in his care cost him his life. He simply was open to God’s grace. Can we be too?

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