The flower of Jesse will blossom! :: Reflections on praying about my vocation at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth

“A shoot will spring forth from the stock of Jesse, and a flower will blossom from his root. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him! Today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord. This feast is one of my favorites especially since my pilgrimage to the Holy Land last December. OneContinue reading “The flower of Jesse will blossom! :: Reflections on praying about my vocation at the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth”

Walking the Way of Beauty: Speak lord, your servant listens

Walking the Way of Beauty: a reflection on this Sunday’s first reading, one of Pope Benedict XVI’s general audiences, as well as a new design and name for my blog,

If your brother has sinned against you…Community living

Being a seminarian means living in community. It can be rough at times, you live, eat, pray, sleep, and work besides 40 or so men your own age and you really get to know each other. I mean REALLY get to know each other. I always say that my seminarian friends are my best friendsContinue reading “If your brother has sinned against you…Community living”

Insights into the Battle for Holy Purity from Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Purity, Chastity, Virginity, all of these terms surround topics of wide discussion among our youth and adults. In case you didn’t know, I LOVE watching Disney musicals, in fact, I love almost any musical, with several of them holding the title of “favorite.“ Ask any of the men I go to seminary with, or the menContinue reading “Insights into the Battle for Holy Purity from Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame””

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Kristallnacht in Iraq: The innocent killing of our brother and sister Christians.

Please, take a moment, right now and pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq, who are being killed for their faith as you read this! Christ told us that as Christians we would be persecuted for our faith and belief in him. Please pray for these martyrs, and for our government and theContinue reading “URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Kristallnacht in Iraq: The innocent killing of our brother and sister Christians.”

End of the Year… And where, I will be this summer…

Well, here it is the end of my sophomore year in College seminary! It has been a year full of many blessings, great joys, saddnesses, and growth. I am currently in the middle of taking a break from finals studying, so I will make this short and sweet. Congratulations to one of my Bruté, brotherContinue reading “End of the Year… And where, I will be this summer…”

It’s time’s like these that I thank God I’m in seminary!

Tonight was our senior night festivities at the Seminary. We had the meal planned out, the chefs ready to cook, and the night went off basically without a hitch. It was an absolutely beautiful celebration of our seniors, their impact on us and the seminary community and just the real fraternal and brotherly spirit atContinue reading “It’s time’s like these that I thank God I’m in seminary!”

Divine Mercy Sunday, Two Saints, and Homosexuality… Three gifts to the church!

  Today on the Feast of Divine Mercy, we have received many gifts in the church. The first being a reminder of Christ’s love and mercy, the second being two new saints: John Paul II and John XXIII, and the third, coincidentally titled similarly is The Third Way. Fr. John Hollowell, a priest from the Archdiocese ofContinue reading “Divine Mercy Sunday, Two Saints, and Homosexuality… Three gifts to the church!”

“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.””

Bishop Medley’s Lenten Message: The Light is on for you

I shared this on my Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago, and thought that I would share it here as well. The Light is on for You is a great opportunity that our Diocese has been participating in during the penitential season of Lent. It is an open invitation and opportunity, to go toContinue reading “Bishop Medley’s Lenten Message: The Light is on for you”