Month: December 2020

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Crossing 2020 to 2021

No doubt that the year 2020 has been a year of tremendous hardship. As we reach the last days of this year, we look forward to 2021 with great hope. As we look with hope for a better year to come, let us also mark it with the sign of…


A Season of Hope

One prominent theme of the season of Advent is the virtue of hope.  In preparing for Christmas, we foster hopeful expectation for the coming Messiah.  We remember God’s promises and God’s faithfulness with hope-filled hearts.  This is a good time, then, to meditate on the virtue of hope, with the…


Vigil and Funeral Mass Schedule

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved brothers, Fr. Augustine Hartman, O.P., and Br. Daniel Thomas, O.P. The vigil for both friars will be held at St. Albert the Great Priory, Tuesday, December 22 at 7:30pm The funeral Mass for both friars will be held at…


Getting Ready for Christmas

The season of Advent is here, and now that we’re getting some cold weather, it’s finally starting to feel like winter! For me, this weather gets me thinking about all the familiar experiences of the holiday season: hanging Christmas lights, putting up the Christmas tree, picking out gifts for our…


How to Be a Neighbor

We live in perhaps one of the most divided eras of our nation’s history. While the dust is beginning to settle from this rough year, it still feels like at any moment another vicious cultural war could break out. How does the Christian respond? By being a neighbor. It’s difficult…


The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer One of the most well-known and beloved prayers in Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches is the Jesus Prayer. There are a few forms which differ slightly but probably the most common goes like this: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”…