Tag: Prayer

Pope Saint Pius X to Priests

In 1908 Pope Saint Pius X penned an exhortation to priests, called Haerent Animo. It should be required reading of any Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, Priest.If you are a priest, go read this letter. If you are not, either email the link to your priest…

Saint John Vianney: The Curé d’Ars

Today on the Novus Ordo Calendar the Church celebrated the Memorial of Saint John Vianney, the Cure D’ Ars (1962 Calendar is August 8). This is a remarkable Saint, a zealous priest, and the Patron Saint of priests.

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I apologize for this delay! I preached this on the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time. From the very beginning when God created man and woman, he desired there to be harmony: harmony and peace between God and his people, harmony and peace between the…

Pray the Rosary!

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Readings for the Sunday can be found here. Sometimes we may get the thought that God loves us because we are good or because we do certain things. Rather, the Holy Spirit through the words we hear…

Palm Sunday

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our Mother the Church instructs her ministers that after the reading of the Passion narrative, “a brief homily, if appropriate, should take place”(22). There is one thing that strikes me about this profound Gospel passage: Saint Peter followed him at…

Lenten Prayer

This prayer is a good reminder of Lent and also the possibility to always renew our hearts in the Lenten spirit, even if we are late in Lent right now. Here is a prayer given to me by my spiritual director, and I believe…

Novena to Saint Joseph

The feast of the Patron of the Universal Church, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Terror of Demons is approaching March 19! Here is the beautiful Litany of Saint Joseph, listing his titles. They could even be prayed any day as an aspiration….

The Daughters of Lukewarmness

Nobody wants to be lukewarm! I told a priest friend we should both write a blog post for Lent. He beat me to it by several weeks…so here we go. Six Daughters of Lukewarmness, as explained by St Thomas Aquinas and St Gregory the…

Gaudete Sunday

You may have noticed a little different color scheme today! Yes, the Church celebrates the third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday. Thus the color of the vestments is rose–the color of hope. Traditionally in the liturgy, today is also the one day…