In his rule, St. Benedict writes, “Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ.” But that was written 500 years ago. How can the Church, and parishes in particular, do that effectively today?
A woman’s mind is like a teleprompter of to-dos that never stops turning.
“We had the opportunity to talk to them, get to know them [parish priests], even play basketball or other games with them.”. – Deacon Joah Ellis
One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when what we now know as the “modern” world separated itself from the classical and medieval world.
“As an altar boy, I experienced a joy and deep peace unlike anything outside of Mass. I knew my life had to be based on nearness to the Eucharist in a consecrated way.” – Deacon Andrew Jaspers
It’s usually not hard to find an argument. But a constructive and thought-provoking debate tends to be less common.
“On a whim, I signed up for a weekly hour of eucharistic adoration when I was a senior in high school. It was after a couple months of eucharistic adoration that I met Jesus.
Not too long after that I began to ask questions about my life, and the priesthood was a prospect.” – Deacon Andrew Brinkman
It is often asked, “If there is a God, why does he allow us to suffer?” Suffering, for the most part, is something we do not want.
Are you having a parade in your town this Memorial Day? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Most towns do.
Discovering his mother’s grave was not as simple a task as my friend had imagined. Finally, we headed to the cemetery office to expedite the search. The office building was rather imposing, befitting the reputation of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif.
The following cemeteries in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will have extended hours throughout the Memorial Day weekend: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 27.
Phil Jungwirth has been visiting his uncle’s grave in Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul regularly throughout his life.