Monthly Archives: May 2013

Week of June 2nd, 2013

Last year I went on a priests retreat at Conception Abbey. The director of the retreat covered the Seven Deadly Sins. With each sin covered he would talk about what the antidote (virtue) was to overcome the sin. This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, the Eucharist. Our retreat […]

Week of May 26, 2013

There is a story of a king who at the end of his life was beset by melancholy. He had experienced many things in his life, but he had never seen God. A shepherd heard of the king’s plight and came to the king and told him he could help him. The king was delighted […]

Week of May 19, 2013

The lectionary provides a number of options for the scripture readings on Pentecost. There is the familiar story in the book of Genesis about the tower of Babel. The people are building a city with tower so they can make a name for themselves and not be scattered all over the earth. God confuses their […]

Week of May 12, 2013

Patricia Sanchez writes a wonderful reflection on the Solemnity of the Ascension in Celebration. From the time he was a young boy, Mark Twain wanted to pilot a steamboat up and down the mighty Mississippi river. In his book Life on the Mississippi, Twain tells of his struggle to do so. After he ran away […]