Hold Fast to the Saints

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We had the great fortune last week to celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints on a Sunday and so it gave us time to reflect on where we are going in life.  The tomb of St. Peter can be seen today read more

Can You Drink of the Cup I Will Drink?

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Sister Marianne Cope was born in Germany in 1838 and immigrated to the Syracuse, NY area with her family the next year.  At the age of twenty-four she entered the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis at Syracuse, New York.  Later read more

How to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven

Dear Brothers and Sisters, God appeared to Solomon in a dream shortly after he was anointed King of Israel just before his father David died.  God said, ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’  Solomon replied, ‘Give me a heart to understand how read more

Marriage and Family Life is a Calling

Dear Brothers and Sisters: Recovering from the trip of Pope Francis we have a chance to reflect a bit more on some of the things he said about the family, especially since it relates so much to our readings this week which are about the read more

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