(Fr. Cyprian) An interesting piece of liturgical trivia happens on Thursday of the 7th week in Ordinary Time Year II. The 1st reading, from the Letter of James (5:1-6: Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries.
(Fr. Cyprian) 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A There are three possible approaches to today’s Gospel (Mt 5:17-37), especially dealing with that first paragraph where Jesus is praising the Law. The most common one is to start out with
Cassian: What’s in a Name? (Fr Cyprian) There’s a tradition in monastic life that when a man enters the novitiate that as he takes the habit he may also take on a new name, his monastic name, his name in
(Fr. Cyprian) There are several famous pairings of male and female saints, besides Benedict and Scholastica that I think of often. The first is Saint Anthony of the Desert and his sister. If you remember the story, Anthony and his
(Fr. Robert) St. Bruno Boniface (whose feast is Febuary 12) is very important to us, to our Oblates and friends. We honor him as monk, Archbishop and martyr. And for a very special reason even beyond that: he penned the