From the Rector, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 6/27/21, Cycle B

Given the Gospel this weekend, and its relation to human sickness, we would like to give the following paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a reminder of what the Church teaches in this regard. Illness in human life 1500 Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human …

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Father’s Day, 6/20/21

The Colors of Liturgical Vestments As we begin anew this Time after Pentecost, also known as Ordinary Time, it may be helpful to recall what the different liturgical colors mean throughout the year. The following is adapted from an article by Father William Saunders. The Church’s liturgical norms do prescribe specific vestment colors for various …

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From the Rector, The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 13, 2021

From a work by Saint Bonaventure, bishop(Opusculum 3, Lignum vitae, 29-30. 47: Opera omnia 8, 79) With you is the source of life Take thought now, redeemed man, and consider how great and worthy is he who hangs on the cross for you. His death brings the dead to life, but at his passing heaven …

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From the Rector, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, 6/6/21

From a work by Saint Thomas Aquinas, priest (Opusculum 57, in festo Corporis Christi, lect. 1-4)   O precious and wonderful banquet! Since it was the will of God’s only-begotten Son that men should share in his divinity, he assumed our nature in order that by becoming man he might make men gods. Moreover, when …

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From the Rector, The Most Holy Trinity, 5/30/2021

From the first letter to Serapion by Saint Athanasius, bishop(Ep. 1 ad Serapionem 28-30: PG 26, 594-95. 599)Light, radiance and grace are in the Trinity and from the Trinity It will not be out of place to consider the ancient tradition, teaching and faith of the Catholic Church, which was revealed by the Lord, proclaimed …

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