Category: Prayer

Saint Andrew, the Protoclete

Today is the Feast of Saint Andrew, the Apostle. Today there are a few guest writers. The first section is from Benedict XVI and a general audience he gave on Saint Andrew (text taken from here). Then there are some words by Saint Josemaría…

Immaculate Conception Novena

The joy of a feast day is too great to contain within one day. That is why we often have entire liturgical seasons and octaves. For example, after Christmas Day we have the octave of Christmas–eight days of Christmas, followed by an entire season…

Thanksgiving!

Homily preached at St Benedict Catholic Church, Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. Often when we think of Thanksgiving, we think of Puritan pilgrims and native Americans eating a meal together. However, the real roots of thanksgiving are actually very Catholic. When the first Spanish…

A special Grace

Yesterday I had a very powerful experience that I will probably never fully understand. I was doing some reading yesterday morning and the phone rang: it was about 5:45 am. Sure enough, it was the hospital summoning me to the emergency room. I arrived…

Tips for prayer from a Doctor of the Church

I wrote down some quotes from St Francis de Sales “Introduction to the Devout Life” on mental prayer. Here is what he has to say…   Tips from Saint Francis de Sales “Introduction to the Devout Life” Part II, Chapter II First, a lively…

Ordination to the Priesthood, Mass of Thanksgiving

I am realizing how long it has been since I posted. I was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on May 27th at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral by the Most Reverend Mark L. Bartchak, bishop of Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The next day I offered a…

Be a Man

This is the excerpt for your very first post.