Honor our Veterans

November 11, 2013

MONDAY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME +Feast of Martin of Tours (397), Bishop, Patron of Soldiers, uncle of St. Patrick of Ireland +Veterans Day, United States of America We honor all Veterans on the Veterans Day by reposting this short video that was originally posted on July 4th. In addition, especially since our […]

Remembering Vietnam

May 28, 2012

MONDAY OF THE EIGHTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME +Feast of St. Germanus (576), Bishop of Paris+Feast of St. Bernard of Menthon (1008), Monk, Patron of Mountain Climbers  My Beloved, Today, Memorial Day, we remember all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to the cause of Freedom. It seems that every generation has its own war. […]

Salute to our Veterans

November 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead

May 3, 2011

Grace is Gone

March 30, 2010

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK +Feast of St. John Climacus (605), Abbot My Beloved: It is a full moon tonight. It is Holy Week. Our men and women in arms are in harms way in Iraq and Afghanistan. War is terrible. War is the result of sin of Man. This week we celebrate the death and […]

War: The Names Change, The Wounds are the Same

September 13, 2008

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMEFeast of the Exaltation of the Holy CrossFor my father’s generation the war was Korea. My father spent almost three years as a POW in that war at the hands of the Communist Chinese. For my generation the war was Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos (Southeast Asia). Today’s generation is fighting the war in the […]

If one wishes to win the world for Christ, he must have the courage to come into conflict with it. —Blessed Titus Brandsma

I would not believe the Gospel itself, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so. —St. Augustine of Hippo

The more we see failure in obedience, the stronger should be our suspicion of temptation. —St. Teresa of Avila

Lord, those are your best servants who wish to shape their life on Your answers rather than to shape your answers on their wishes. —St. Augustine