Month: March 2021

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The Greatest Show on Earth

“It’s like theatre!” my mom once exclaimed when explaining what she loves so much about the liturgies of Holy Week. When a worshipping community really puts in the work, then there really is no better ticket in town than the rites we celebrate as a Church both on Palm Sunday…

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Thwarting the Devil

Tomorrow the Church celebrates the moment of the Incarnation, wrought in God’s infinite love from eternity and brought to time by the simple ‘yes’ of a young Hebrew girl. It was through this ‘yes’, that God brought the human race back to Himself. For good. We also find ourselves in…

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A Tale of Two Oceans

“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” — Macbeth (Act II, Sc. II). Nothing haunts us as much as a guilty conscience. Sin pokes an ontological hole in our nature;…

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CHRISTIAN IDENTITY

Fr. Bruno Cadoré, former Master of the Order of Preachers, during his canonical visits, usually asked the friars, “What is your identity?” “What distinguishes you, your community, from other religious communities?” “What is uniquely yours that you can offer for God’s people?” In other words, “What factor makes you a…

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Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P. Vigil and Funeral Mass

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved brother, Fr. Antoninus Wall, O.P. The vigil will be held on Monday, March 8th at 7:30pm. You can watch the vigil livestream here The funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 9th at 10:30am.  You can watch the…

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Try This Weird Benedictine Trick (Demons Will Hate You for It!)

Before entering the Dominicans, I attended a diocesan seminary run by Benedictine Monks, one of whom was my spiritual director. He gave me a piece of advice once, something he and many of the monks themselves did: find one thing to do every meal to mortify yourself with. Take one…

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