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Roman Topography 101

Fr. Ambrose
"My house shall be a house of prayer." Something a little bit different this morning: Let’s have a look at ancient Roman Christian topography. Ancient people buried their dead outside the walls of their cities. That’s a really good idea, so that the people living inside the walls don’t catch fatal... Read more

The Terms of Peace

Fr. Damien
"For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the... Read more

Are We Reachable?

Fr. John Henry
“He climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus. Jesus looked up and said, ‘Zacchaeus, come down quickly.'” It is always interesting to see where people are when Jesus calls them, when he knocks on their door. Our Lady was in prayer at the Annunciation. Others find themselves in very awkward, un... Read more

Avoid All Unnecessary Comforts

Fr. Chrysostom
This morning at Matins we heard how St. Siard, a Norbertine abbot of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, kept himself focused on the one necessary thing: “listening, meditating, loving the Lord Jesus alone, the only Word of the Father, from whom the soul necessarily receives both life... Read more

We Do Not Belong Here

Fr. Ambrose
“'Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire, leaving them neither root nor branch,' says the Lord.” A little thought for us this morning from the prophet Malachi. And then our Lord told us just... Read more

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