As you probably know this coming weekend, I will finish my journey that started about eight years ago when I entered the seminary. A part of the ordination I will lie prostrate on the floor, or I will lie flat on the floor face down. During this action, the Church will be praying the litany … Continue reading They will know us by our Love
How many of you have dogs? As I’m sure, you know dogs are usually good about responding to their given name. Especially a well-trained dog will respond to many commands. I had a golden retriever as a kid named Lucy, and we taught her to get our paper in the morning. She would go out … Continue reading Listen to the Shepherd’s Voice
As a part of my preparation for the priesthood I am doing the 33 days to morning glory. In the third week the author, Fr. Michael Gaitley, quoted a letter St. Therese of Calcutta, or Mother Theresa, wrote to her sisters after being inspired by St. John Paul II. She focused on the words from … Continue reading I thirst
When I was in my 3rdyear of seminary formation, I attended a retreat in Grand Coteauthe Jesuit spirituality center. The priest who I met with gave me a scripture passage to pray with every prayer period. I was given this passage from St. John and in my prayer, I felt the Lord asking me to put … Continue reading Do You Love Me?
During Year C of the lectionary cycle, our second reading is taken exclusively from the Book of Revelation during Easter. Our lectionary does not share much about this book but we do have readings from it every other year at daily mass in the last two weeks of Ordinary Time. Before I studied this book, … Continue reading The Book of Revelation
Origins of Divine Mercy Sunday We have been celebrating Divine Mercy for nine weeks now, and have reached its conclusion on this Divine Mercy Sunday. However, Divine Mercy Sunday is a relatively new celebration. The origin of the image of Divine Mercy came to us through a Saint. Saint Faustina Kowalska was born in Poland … Continue reading Some Notes from Deacon Tim
When I was a Junior in High School, I went on what we called fall retreat with many other kids from St. Aloysius. I specifically remember going to confession while I was on this retreat. Instead of the normal both sit in the confessional or behind a screen the priest, and I walked and talked … Continue reading Encounter with God’s Mercy