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Childlike Prayer

Fr. Gregory
"May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call." This prayer of St. Paul, which follows his eloquent teaching on God’s gracious dispensation for the restoration of all creation in Christ Jesus, is perfect for this feast of St. Teresa of... Read more

Minister, Be Eaten and Drunk, and So Be Blessed

Fr. Chrysostom
We just heard Jesus say, “Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” God reproved the fool who stored up for himself many good things, thinking he would live a long life, and said to himself, “Rest, eat, drink, be merry!” If, therefore,... Read more

White Lies Matter

Fr. Victor
White lies matter. No, that’s the name of a new club at St. Michael’s Prep. White lies matter. Rather, it can serve as a summary for the life of today’s saint. We celebrate today the feast of Bl. Peter Adrian Toulorge, a Norbertine saint and martyr. There’s probably no priest alive who has not at... Read more

Something Better than Jonah

Fr. Pascal
"Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation." Most of us have a very negative connotation when hearing of reference to the city of Nineveh. We get that sense from the book of Jonah. The prophet Jonah was sent to that city to preach and convert them... Read more

God's Little Toddlers

Fr. Theodore
In today’s first reading, St. Paul uses an analogy to distinguish between the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament did indeed represent a pact between God and his children, but under the law these same children were like wards ruled over by a guardian. With the arrival of the New Testament,... Read more