“We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”

The video below is of Archbishop Alexander Sample’s homily on the Liturgy, which he offered on Quinquegesima Sunday at the Brigittine Monastery of Our Lady of Consolation. Wow! Wonderful homily. One of my favorite quotes from it is: “We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.”Continue reading ““We can have the most beautiful Liturgy in the World, but without love it is for nothing.””

Welcome to the world of Catholic blogging: Chris Trummer!

Welcome to the world of Catholic blogging: Chris Trummer! As is my custom, I want to wish a warm welcome to the world of Catholic blogging to Chris Trummer, a first year seminarian from Springfield, IL! Chris and his brother Michael are both seminarians at Bishop Bruté and they joined us this Spring. Chris servesContinue reading “Welcome to the world of Catholic blogging: Chris Trummer!”

St. Stephen and the “Bloody Octave of Christmas”

A blessed feast of St. Stephen to you all! St. Stephen is the patron saint of the Cathedral and Diocese of Owensboro, KY. He was the first martyr of the early Christian church, and was also a deacon. His death (by stoning) is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, having been witnessed by SaulContinue reading “St. Stephen and the “Bloody Octave of Christmas””

O Emmanuel!

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectratio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domines, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people: Come and set us free, Lord our God. Lectionary Cycle: Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, ourContinue reading “O Emmanuel!”

O Rex Gentium!

O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man: Come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust. From the Lectionary Cycle: Rex gentiumContinue reading “O Rex Gentium!”

O Oriens!

O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis. O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: Come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. From the Lectionary Cycle: Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae et sol iustitiae: veni et illumina sedentes inContinue reading “O Oriens!”

Day at the farm- Truly blest

It’s on days like today that I feel extremely blessed! This morning, my Dad, Grandpa, Brody & I headed up to our family farm for a day of completing some work, prior to the full onslaught of the winter season. Brody was going to use the pole chainsaw and regular chainsaw and trim some ofContinue reading “Day at the farm- Truly blest”

Happy Priesthood Sunday!

Happy Priesthood Sunday yesterday to all of the priests in my life! I thought that I had published this post, but I didn’t so here it is a day late. 🙂 Happy Priesthood Sunday to all of the priests in my life, especially those who have impacted my vocation in such a large way. ThereContinue reading “Happy Priesthood Sunday!”

O Queen of the Holy Rosary!

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”~Blessed Pope Pius IX Today we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary! Many Christians, even non-Catholic’s have some vague idea of what a Rosary is. The short, quick, and concise definition of one, incase you were wondering is:Continue reading “O Queen of the Holy Rosary!”

Welcome to the world of Catholic Blogging C.J. Glaser!

As is my custom, I want to wish a warm welcome to the world of Catholic blogging to my Diocesan brother C.J. Glaser! Although he is not new to the world of Catholic blogging as he has had another blog before, he has started a new one to keep up with his seminary journey. AContinue reading “Welcome to the world of Catholic Blogging C.J. Glaser!”