Spiritual Joy

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Now that we have completed our Lenten journey (hopefully a challenging one), we can relax and enjoy the delights of the Easter season.  Chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, maybe some steaks and fine wines—all appropriate ways to celebrate the great festival of the Resurrection.  However, if our rejoicing does not extend to the depths of our […]

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Getting Ready for Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The season of Advent is here, and now that we’re getting some cold weather, it’s finally starting to feel like winter! For me, this weather gets me thinking about all the familiar experiences of the holiday season: hanging Christmas lights, putting up the Christmas tree, picking out gifts for our friends and family, and other […]

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Pandemic Reflections

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This has certainly been a strange and disturbing few weeks we have lived through, with practically our entire world going into shelter-in-place mode in the face of COVID-19. Most shocking of all, at least from my perspective as a friar, is the cancellation of public Masses. Here at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in Benicia, CA, […]

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