6 October, Tuesday — Conversion

Oct 6 – Memorial for St. Bruno, Priest St. Bruno (1030–1101) was educated in Paris and Rheims, France. He was ordained in 1055. He taught theology, and one of his students later became Blessed Pope Urban II. He presided over the cathedral school at Rheims from 1057 to 1075. He criticised the worldliness he saw in... Continue Reading →

26 May, Tuesday — On ‘To Do’ Lists

May 26 – Memorial for St. Philip Neri, Priest Philip Neri (1515-1595) came from a poor family, though he was related to Italian nobility. His father, Francisco Neri, worked as a notary. Philip’s brother died in childhood, but his two sisters, Caterina and Elisabetta survived. He was a pious youth, and was taught humanities by... Continue Reading →

25 May, Monday — Seasons

May 25 – Memorial for St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Worker; Memorial for St. Gregory VII, Pope; Memorial for St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin Bede (672-735) was born around the time England was finally completely Christianized. He was raised from age seven in the abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul at Wearmouth-Jarrow, and... Continue Reading →

27 March, Friday – Finding Kindness

Wisdom 2:1,12-22John 7:1-2,10,25-30 Because his life is not like that of the others, and different are his ways Amidst the storm of angry tweets clogging up my Twitter last week, one stood out for me, giving me hope that we have not all become debased hoarders of bread, eggs, cleaning products and toilet paper. One... Continue Reading →

26 March, Thursday – Self-Quarantine

Exodus 32:7-14John 5:31-47 They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them Week 1 of California’s coronavirus ‘self-quarantine’ measures has been a complete joke. For one, there’s been a near-apocalyptic rush for groceries. Makes you wonder why we’re bothering with the travel bans. All you have to do to catch the... Continue Reading →

25 March, Wednesday – Surreal

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Isaiah 7:10-14,8:10Hebrews 10:4-10Luke 1:26-38 Is it not enough for you to weary people, must you also weary my God? Things have gotten a bit surreal here in America. Schools have closed, grocery stores have been mobbed, and all over, there’s an eerie sense of America hunkering down for... Continue Reading →

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