Something Strange is Happening

Something strange is happening. Every Holy Saturday, the second reading of the Office of Readings found the Liturgy of the Hours begins with these words taken from an ancient homily. This reflection offers the Church a mystically powerful meditation of Christ’s descent into Hell, where he rescues those who have died prior to his Resurrection.…

COVID-19 & Interruption

Pictured above are the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at my parish, Notre Dame (also my favorite prayer spot in the church). — In a worldly sense, interruption is seen as a bad thing. When we are interrupted during work, study, reading, prayer, or anything else of importance to us; we are often annoyed, sometimes…

St. Patrick: Pray in Captivity

Many people know several facts about St. Patrick, and his feast day has become a national phenomenon. Guinness, the parade, corned beef, and much more have become staples of celebrating this saint who helped convert Ireland over fifteen hundred years ago. What often escapes notice is the early life of Patrick. Born in Britain, St.…