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Archive - August 2015

Renewal

Renewal

“Tu fidelidad es grande, tu fidelidad incomparable es. Nadie como tu, bendito Dios. Grande es tu fidelidad.” As we sang this song at Mass yesterday, it moved me deeply as I reflected on God´s fidelity after witnessing one of the consecrated women in...

At long last…

At long last…

We made our first trip to San Damaso! As we drove along the highway, the one sitting next to me commented on how pretty soon, we will know this road very well. It was strange to think that we were actually on our way to the famous San Damaso… that...

United in His Kingdom

United in His Kingdom

It has been a beautiful experience to begin my time here in Spain while all the consecrated in the country are together here in Madrid for spiritual exercises and a territorial convention. At the end of spiritual exercises, several of the members of...

The promise of immigration

The promise of immigration

I’m blessed to live in a country that people want to get into rather than out of: The United States of America. My ancestors came here many generations ago, mostly from Germany. My wife’s ancestors came from Italy – just a couple generations ago...

graves and graces

graves and graces

I was coming back from a long bike ride the other day when my gears got stuck. Jammed. Bad. It was the hill that did it – the bike path crossed over a little stream then up a hill and across a cemetery. Shifting gears too quickly as I went up...

Closer

Closer

It was quite simple, really. It was 11pm, and I was sitting in the adoration chapel, finishing my first full day at Belmont Abbey College. I was talking to Christ about my day, and how I was feeling, and my worries and expectations, so basically...

Still Waters

Still Waters

“And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. (Gen 1:2)” It’s hard to listen to the whispers of God, his “hovering” over the waters of...