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Marriage Is Like Mustard

Fr. Maximilian
And so the poor farmer's youngest son, having defeated the evil ogre, was made a prince and married the beautiful princess, and they lived happily ever after. The end. The next day… … the new prince ran back to his father's farm, threw open the door to the farmhouse, and yelled, “Dad! I need your... Read more

The Cross Planted Beside Flowing Waters

Fr. Nathaniel
Who is the man, the blessed man, whom we just heard about in the psalm? The man "who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked"; the man "who does not stand in the way of sinners"; the man "who does not sit in the company of the insolent"? To answer that question, we can consider the opposite: the... Read more

Thank God I’m a Norbertine and Not Like Other Men!

Fr. Jerome
I hear a lot of frightened people these days, voicing concern about the situation of our world. Perhaps it is unrest because of the impending elections—honestly, I do not know all the causes. What do we trust in as a foundation for our lives? How do we put that into practice? The parable read in... Read more

The Call of the Mild

Fr. Ambrose
"I urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received. ... As you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism." This is Saint Paul writing to the Ephesians from his prison in Rome. "I urge you to live in a manner worthy of your call." When we hear... Read more

No Google Map to Holiness

Fr. John Henry
“Go your way; behold, I send you out.” Whenever we set out on a journey we like to have some idea of the destination, the “Point B.” And we have directions or a GPS to get us there. Spiritually, this presents a problem. The Lord will never give us a map to follow. We all long for security. We don’t... Read more