For the Feast of Pope St. Pius X: Originally written for Dr. Katharine Harmon’s History of the Catholic Church in America Class on 11-21-14. I enjoyed writing this piece on how Pope St. Pius X’ document Tra Le Sollecitudini was interpreted and engaged here in America, specifically by Justine Ward, who founded an amazing way of teachingContinue reading ““That All Might Sing” – My Paper on Pope St. Pius X’ paper on Church Music and the Chant Method of Justine Ward”
Being in Seminary I tend to take things for granted. The beautiful liturgies, structured prayer time, community of men who all thirst for holiness, etc. Over time I think that it can become a sort of routine and we lose sight of what is really important and the focus of our prayer. This sense ofContinue reading “Avoiding Hypocrisy of Prayer in Seminary :: Reflections from praying Compline on Campus”
“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!”
Well, I had promised that I would post a copy of our seminary Schola Cantorum singing Ave Maria by Franz Biebel. Aaron Hess, who serves as our Co-Schola Director adapted it to our group, by cutting out some of the voices and the solos. We sang this during the Offertory at our Parents & PastorsContinue reading “Ave Maria – Sung by the Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary Schola Cantorum”
Wow! My first full week of my Sophomore Year in College Seminary is complete and I am already back into the swing of things. After 3 days, it seemed as if I never left. It has just been a continuation of last year to some extent. I moved in 2 Thursday’s ago arriving in IndianapolisContinue reading “A New Year…”
Heavenly Father, Your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard. We earnestly beg You to bless our Diocese with many holy priests, seminarians, religious, consecrated, deacons, marriages, men and women serving in ministry and all vocations, that they will love You fervently, gladly andContinue reading “Prayer for National Vocations Awareness Week”
After much waiting and anticipation the Reredos in in at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary!