Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

On the last Friday of March, Pope Francis led the world in an “Extraordinary Moment of Prayer” and an “Urbi et Orbi” blessing to a city and a world now ravaged by both a deadly pandemic and the social destruction in its wake. 

A priest without parishioners is a sad priest

I will let you all in on a secret. It’s a secret that we priests are a bit ashamed to admit, but it’s true. Sometimes we complain about you.

Jesus has won

man on the beach

I honestly feel like I’m in a movie right now.

Disruption comes to ordinary times

wood plaque saying "bless"

These past days have been unlike any I have known before as every email I read and headline I see announces a new covid-19 related disruption of everyday routines, events, and conveniences.    

Let us Lectio: Saint Among the Dying

From an early age, Frances nurtured an ardent desire to fully and freely serve God in a convent. However, she would wait many years and suffer much adversity before she would see this dream fulfilled.