As I sit here on the shores of Lake Atitlan this morning, the Office of Readings this morning had provided another gem to chew on and mull over. From a treatise on Christian Perfection by Saint Gregory of Nyssa, bishop (PG 46, 283-286) Christ should be manifest in our whole life “The life of theContinue reading “Christ should be manifest in our whole life: how to achieve Christian perfection”
St. Paul says that we are to be regarded as “the servants of Christ and the stewards of the mysteries of God” (1 Cor. 4:1) I’m reminded of one of the readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, I think it is from Romans, but the line says: “He whom you serve is theContinue reading “Servants of Christ and Stewards of the Mysteries of God – A Reflection on Communion Calls”
A Visit: Today, I drove my Grandma and my Mom up to Aurora, Illinois so that my Grandmother could visit her sister one last time. Aunt Carol has been struggling with several different illnesses lately, but as her breathing has gotten harder and harder, the doctors and she, think that her remaining time here isContinue reading “Aunt Carol: A Reflection on Mary, Death, & a Story I have never told about my Vocation.”
“In courtship rituals, a gentleman might give flowers to his beloved as a token of his love; in church, Catholics genuflect or bow before the tabernacle as a sign of their faith. These gestures are completely unnecesary (some would call them artificial) but, like poetry, they are attempts to transcend the ordinary. The male suitorContinue reading “Let Us Together, Attempt To Transcend the Ordinary in Our Liturgies, So That The Poem May Come Alive!”
Today on All Souls Day and throughout the month of November, we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts, through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory. As Christians, we don’t travel through this world alone. Our salvation is wrapped up with the salvation of others, and charity requiresContinue reading “All Souls Day – In Memoriam”
So, when I first created this site, it was firstly to advertise for some of the services that I offered on the side of working at Dairy Queen, hence the Bruns Design Studios page, but after joining Seminary, I wanted a place where I could blog about things that interested me, and about life asContinue reading “Musings from the Castle on the Hill”
My Bishop, Bishop Medley is here for the Mass of Installation. Just saw him as well as all of the priests vesting. It’s getting crazy here as we await the Installation Mass of ArchBishop Tobin as the 6th ArchBishop of Infianapolis. Tune in live on EWTN, CatholicTV, and ArchIndy.org live in 25 minutes.
Tomorrow evening at the Seminary we will have our Second Day of Recollection. Please pray for us that we may be open to the spirit and what Christ desires of us. Because of this day we will all shut off all technology so as to not provide a distraction. Technology fasts are wonderful! If youContinue reading “Away for Day of Reccollection”