A caricature of the Old Testament is that God is wrathful, vengeful, and angry and we are holding to a thin cord above the flames of perdition. While a cursory reading of the reading from Wisdom may seem to propose this, the word “hope” and its connection with repentance of sins indicates that believers are […]
Being a Catholic, a disciple of Christ, is often difficult in our world. However, we should have the confidence to trust that God will not allow His work, that He accomplishes through us, to be in vain. Doing God’s work, however, we are called to imitate God’s generosity. The parable of the sower and seed […]
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me is not worthy of me.” Many of us trust God somewhat: we let Him into our lives, but only so far. Perhaps we’re afraid we’ll realize that we must change our lives – ourselves – as we grow closer to Him, and […]
All things must come to an end, including, it seems, Jesus’ ministry and presence with the Apostles: first His death, then His Resurrection, then His Ascension. It seems Jesus is like every other person or event in our lives: it lasts a while but ultimately ends. However, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost […]
As the academic year comes to a close in the coming weeks, the student friars at St. Dominic Priory will begin their summer assignments and ministries. While the academic year places a heavy focus on our intellectual formation, summer placements tend to focus more on pastoral formation. The brothers are generally given a wide variety […]
God’s light shines in our lives in all the small things. And how brightly does that light shine out! Help shine God’s light!
God always finds a way to leave an impression in our lives, sometimes by speaking through others. In this Sunday’s Gospel, he speaks through John the Baptist. John the Baptist is preaching in the desert of Judea announcing, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” We are aware of John the Baptist and […]
Being called by the Lord inaugurates a mission, and it is the very name of Jesus that we are called to preach. Today, we hear in the first reading, Paul’s letter to the Romans: “But how can they call on him who they have not believed? And how can they believed in him of whom […]