2014: Gossip, Anger, Forgiveness, Joy, and Blessings

2014 has been a great year for sure! A year with gossip, anger, forgiveness, joy, and many blessings. Let’s make the next one even better!

Holy Land Pilgrimage – Final Thoughts

Words cannot express how blessed I have been over the past week. Getting to walk in the Footsteps of Christ, from his humble birth in the cave stable in Bethlehem to his ministry along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to his entry into Jerusalem, and his cruel death upon the Cross. Finally experiencingContinue reading “Holy Land Pilgrimage – Final Thoughts”

Singing is a Lover’s Thing – Why I listen to Christian Music

“The singing of the Church comes ultimately out of love. It is the utter depth of love that produces the singing. “Cantare amantis est”, says St. Augustine, singing is a lover’s thing.” – Pope Benedict XVI Nota Bene: “I listen to all genre’s of music. While in the Liturgy I generally tend to prefer hymnsContinue reading “Singing is a Lover’s Thing – Why I listen to Christian Music”

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!”

Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio

Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio On Saturday, I was interviewed by VocationBoom! Radio, a national radio show on over 230 radio affiliates. It is an hour long program and consists of my “shortened” vocation story (covering my life in Quincy, Beatrice, and Kentucky), answering questions from call-ins as well as talking about lifeContinue reading “Link to my Interview on VocationBoom! Radio”

My Solemn Vow – Marriage, a beautiful vocation!

Tonight at dinner, a few of the men and I were discussing marriage. More specifically the great love that couples have for one another. We were discussing about friends and family members who after dying, their spouse dies a short time later. Marriage is a great and beautiful vocation. As we near our Spring BreakContinue reading “My Solemn Vow – Marriage, a beautiful vocation!”

You mean you’ll never get married?

Note: This post was originally written on Feb. 14th.) I’m sitting here in a comfy armchair, watching a movie on tv, drinking a delicious cup of Earl Grey tea and relaxing with friends. Anything wrong or strange with that? No, it sounds normal. Now here’s some more information. I am sitting a room, surrounded byContinue reading “You mean you’ll never get married?”

May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi!

The Gospel reading for Mass yesterday was from Mark 1:14-20. Here’s an excerpt from the Gospel: “As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”Continue reading “May you be covered in the dust of your rabbi!”

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 Adonai

From the Breviary: O Adonai, et dux domus Israel, qui Moyse in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. O Sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: Come, stretch out your mighty handContinue reading “O Adonai”