To witness to something we have to see it – experience it. And that is why we are given these 50 days –a week of weeks - to better see and understand how the light of Christ's love dispels the darkness in our own lives – how the light of the resurrection illumines our world.
No matter the weather on ordination day, we trust that the Holy Spirit will pour out graces through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and fill these men, and the people of God they serve, with eternal light.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is true, observable by the senses, and enduring. Such ought also be the characteristics of your new life.
The Cross of Jesus plays a central role in the spirituality of the Congregation. Find here passages from Fr. Moreau, Pope Francis, and St. Gregory Nazianzen.
In Rome, Pilgrims can pray as they ascend, on their knees, the stairs to the Praetorium that Our Lord climbed as he went to meet Pontius Pilate. In Holy Week we seek to walk with Jesus, but we know that much more, he is the one who bears our burdens.
This week the Church enters into the greatest drama of all time; the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we enter into this most Sacred time of the year, let us pray for grace and the ability to draw near to God.
The Cross of Christ if lifted up as our hope all over the world, for in it is the only hope of our world.
This is my first time as a classroom teacher, and my respect for Catholic teachers has never been greater!
You will never read on a job description many of the most memorable moments which happen in the life of a parish priest, but those unusual experiences are just as much a part of the life of the community as those which are regularly scheduled.
We can carry burdens for so long out of fear or pride. God desires to remove our burdens from us, no matter how long we have been carrying them.