16 November, Tuesday – Dying a Noble Death

Memorial for St. Gertrude (1256 – 1301/2) Saint Gertrude was born on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 1256, in Eisleben, Thuringia. As a girl, she was educated by the Benedictine nuns at Helfta and was particularly talented at literature and philosophy. Gertrude was confided to the care of Mechtilde, the younger sister of... Continue Reading →

15 November, Monday – Believe in Healing

Nov 15 – Memorial for St. Albert the Great, bishop, religious, doctor St. Albertus (1206-1280) was the son of a military nobleman. A Dominican priest, he taught theology at Colgone and Paris and was the teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was an influential teacher, preacher, and administrator, and became the Bishop of Regensburg. He introduced... Continue Reading →

3 April, Saturday — Learning to Part

Holy Saturday -- Second Reading Gn 22:1-18 Ps 16:5,8,9-10,11 God put Abraham to the test. In my opinion, today’s reading is riddled with question marks and deemed to be controversial for many. There are tons of commentaries expounding on this story in Genesis, trying to explain why a merciful and all-knowing God would go to... Continue Reading →

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