Be With Me Lord In Times Of Trouble
Dear Brothers and Sisters, (the website was down yesterday) Lent is a time for engagement with the Lord. To fall in love with him more deeply and to see what’s in our hearts. Often, we are full of misery. If we think we deserve the love of God because we are good and always go…
Our Deaths Are Swallowed Up By Christ
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I don’t know if you noticed but we have magic doors in our church. I think they exist in a lot of churches. When someone walks in, they appear very happy. They have no judgments against anyone. They are not fighting with their spouse. They had no lustful or murderous thoughts….
Then You Will Be Children Of God
Dear Friends, If you come here sad today or overwhelmed or anxious about something the Word is perfect for you, especially the psalm: the Lord is kind and merciful. As far as the East is from the West that is as far as he will throw our sins so that we don’t see them. Every…
You Are The True Winners
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I’ve been to Mount Sinai where the Ten Commandments were delivered to Moses and due to the heat, we climbed it at 2:00 in the morning. It was an awesome experience. I’ve also been to the mountain of the Beatitudes where this gospel was proclaimed and in many other places. Even…
Go Out Into The Deep
Dear Brothers and Sisters, It’s a beautiful gospel on the calling of the first four disciples, which are two sets of brothers, Peter and Andrew, and James and John. Jesus is the protagonist in this gospel. He enters the boat of one of them and he notices that they have caught nothing the night before…
I Knew You, I Chose You!
Dear Brothers and Sisters, St. John Paul II made February 2nd the feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 40 days after his birth, a World Day of Prayer for Consecrated life consecrated life twenty-six years ago, and it’s working. At least for the Carmelite nuns in Morristown who are cloistered where there…
Lord, Have I Looked For You Today?
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The vice-rector in Santo Domingo Seminary said we were like the three angels that came to see Abraham and who announced the birth of Isaac when we went to visit them rather unexpectedly. He saw in us Christ and at an hour’s notice was very willing to open this house and…
He Wants To Give You The Best Wine!
Dear Brothers and Sister, It’s quite a remarkable miracle to change water into wine. I have tried it a few times and nothing happens; I am better at changing wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus changes water into something that’s totally opposite. Wine has a color and water doesn’t. Wine has a…
He Is Born For Us Today!!
Dear Friends, The church over the place where Christ was born in Bethlehem has an unusual entrance for the last several hundred years. It was a large double door entrance but centuries ago to keep the men on their horsebacks out of the church the entrance was made smaller and anyone over five and a…
Women Receive The ‘Good News’ First
Dear Brothers and Sisters, How is it that the Lord or the mother of the Lord comes to me? And yet he does in every Eucharist, in every gospel, and is waiting to come to me this Christmas! It is a remarkable event that I can often take for granted and yet the Lord is…