Amazing Love


Recently I read Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire by Fr. Joseph Langford and I rate it as one of the best spiritual books I’ve ever read.  It touched me deeply.  At some point I hope to write a review; but for now, here’s a beautiful quote from the book to start your week. “If we were […]

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Encountering Christ in the Orphans


One of the great blessings of my life is being chaplain at La Salle Academy.  It’s hard to describe the joy I experience being with 1500 teenagers on an almost daily basis.  I see so much good in these young people.  Psalm 16 states, “You have put into my heart a marvelous love for the […]

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Being over Doing


Do we give primacy to being over doing? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot.  For me, this summer has been quieter than usual.  Yes, I’ve had office work to do, some meetings, and have been helping in parishes, but it’s been a far cry from the rat race of the academic year.  In […]

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Why Do You Seek Jesus?

Loaves and Fishes

Priests receive many phone calls.  Some people want to speak about a crisis they’re going through; others want information on how to get married; still others need copies of their sacrament certificates.  When the phone rings late at night, however, the first thought that goes through a priest’s mind is, this must be an emergency.  […]

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Revelation and the Interior Life


I studied Theology and Philosophy in college, and I loved it.  Recently, I started to delve back into reading philosophy, and I still love it.  In fact, I forgot how much I enjoy reading it.  I posted the following on the members section of The Personalist Project: In Christian spirituality we often refer to growth […]

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Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus


If you asked me to choose my “favorite” station of the Cross, it would be the 6th station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus.  For many years I’ve been drawn to this station because I see in this scene what actually happens to us when we meditate on the life of Jesus. The name Veronica […]

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Thought for the Week: True Freedom


What is true freedom?  It’s when I am standing in the fire of temptation and I decide to choose virtue over vice, right over wrong, good over evil.  By remaining in Christ and His Word, I am able to grow in true freedom.  This week, I will use my freedom to choose holiness rather than […]

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The Path of Prayer


There’s a path you can walk that leads to peace A path that leads to joy There’s a path you can walk that leads to faith A path that leads to hope There’s a path you can walk that leads to love A path that leads to God It’s the path of prayer On the […]

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