Living the Pascal Mystery with Depression
We are entering into Holy Week. During this time, we focus on the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. But, what of the followers of Jesus? What about we who struggle with depression? How do we live the Pascal Mystery in our own lives? In his book, The Holy Longing, Fr. Ron Rolheiser describes how we can live the Pascal Mystery in our own lives. He describes a cooperative process that...
Sanctus of the Mass
This past Sunday our parish had a mass with the music of Beethoven, Missa Solemnis. Today, I thought I’d simply share the holiest composition, the Sanctus. Please take the time to allow the music to take you out of yourself. The conductor is Leonard Bernstein, who happens to be my favorite composer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckhnpg_m390&feature=related
Saints at Heart: A Book Review and Reflections
I just finished reading the book, Saints at Heart: How Fault-Filled, Problem-Prone, Imperfect People like Us Can be Holy. The author is Bert Ghezzi. Loyola Press is the publisher. Saints at Heart contains brief biographies of canonized (officially recognized) Saints and holy people we can all identify with. Each person described exemplifies a different set of virtues within a different aspect...