The Meaning of Christ’s Life, Passion, and Death

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Christ chose to have parents who were poor but perfect in virtue, lest anyone should glory in his noble lineage and the riches of his parents. He lived a life of poverty to teach others to spurn riches. He lived an ordinary life having no high position to recall others from an inordinate greed for […]

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Laetare – Rejoice!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Today is “Laetare Sunday,” which takes its name from the Entrance Antiphon, “Rejoice” (“Laetare”) “Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning;” Cf. Is 66: 10-11 Because of that uptick in joy in Lent, the liturgical color is lightened to Rose from Violet.  The history of the liturgical color […]

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A “Happy” Death?

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Today, upon learning of a friend of our friars who was now in hospice care, we offered a “Mass for a Happy Death” for her. It sounds a bit macabre, does it not, a “happy” death? What’s so “happy” about it? Part of it comes from the vagaries and history of the English language, the […]

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“Lesser” Saints?

Friday, March 8, 2019

One of the things we often mention about St. Jude is how he was “oft-forgotten” and thus not invoked much until later. Thus, he would seem to be a “lesser” saint in some respect. But should we ever “bother” with lesser saints? In the Supplement to the Third Part of the Summa, St. Thomas Aquinas […]

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St. Jude — as never seen before!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

One of the things that our visitors often ask for is something with our own St. Jude statue on it. We have the holy cards, of course, but many people were looking for something more tangible and sizable, so we commissioned a 3-D scan of our St. Jude statue, which involved removing St. Jude from […]

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