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Loving God as a Habit

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I vaguely remember, as a child, being so proud of the fact that I could tie my shoes. I consciously thought through what my fingers were doing with each action of tying my shoes. Today, I have no idea what my fingers are doing; I simply “tell” my hands to tie the shoes, and then […]

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Advent’s Pregnant Pause

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Advent has begun! We’ve entered into a pregnant pause. The hope of the world—of our lives—is imminent ! The canticles of Zechariah, Simeon, and Mary in the gospel of Luke express the hope of the people Israel. God’s chosen people have been waiting for the fulfillment of His promise: of the coming of the anointed […]

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Reflections of Entering Religious Life

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Every year several young men from all over the country visit St. Albert’s Priory for a Come and See weekend. I will never forget my first visit to St. Albert’s for a Come and See weekend. So many things ran through my mind as I walked through the cloister, prayed with the brothers, and listened […]

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St. Cyril and the Eucharist

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

St. Cyril of Alexandria lived between c. 378-444 AD and was the Patriarch (Archbishop) of Alexandria during a very turbulent time in the Church. At this time a man named Nestorius was spreading a teaching that Jesus’ humanity and divinity were not united in one person, but in one appearance, in Greek prosopon. St. Cyril […]

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Western Dominican Province Releases New Mobile App

Thursday, November 7, 2019

OAKLAND, CA – The Western Dominican Province, a province of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), announced today the release of a new mobile and TV app – their first – to help Catholics and non-Catholics discover the truths of life, the world and the Catholic faith. Called OPWest (short for Order of Preachers in […]

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An Instrument of God’s Healing

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

What are comforting words you would give to a couple burying their only child? How would you explain why—after trying to have children for many years and spending a lot of money going to different specialists—they were able to conceive a son, only to bury him when he was only twelve years old? These are […]

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Fear of the Lord

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In contemporary public discourse we hear much about “fear,” often with a negative connotation. We hear about “fear based politics,” “fear-mongering,” and encouraging division based upon spreading “fear.” Fear is most definitely out, and anyone who spreads fear is labeled a social delinquent. At the same time, we hear in Sacred Scripture: “The fear of […]

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Praising God

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We Catholics praise God. We, as His creatures praise God for many reasons. We praise God to thank Him, to adore Him, and to glorify Him. Praise is a great expression of one’s indebtedness to God. Sometimes when we praise God, we do so with a transactional mentality, as though we were ‘paying Him back.’ […]

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