Education as a means to sainthood: A reflection for teachers

     This past June, after boarding a flight down to New Orleans I did my usual, pull out my iPad and plug in my headphones. Yet, as I sat down in my seat and ordered my usual pre-flight drink of coffee with baileys, I couldn’t help but notice that the elderly passenger next to me… Continue reading Education as a means to sainthood: A reflection for teachers

Address to the University of Mary Master of Science Bioethics Class of 2018

     Dr. Roller, dean of the school of health sciences, Dr. Rohr, director of the bioethics program, brother priests and deacon, fellow classmates and dear guests. I stand here today deeply humbled to have this privilege of offering a short reflection on the beauty and importance of our shared calling to the field of… Continue reading Address to the University of Mary Master of Science Bioethics Class of 2018

The Visitation as the Model for Our Vocational Response

The Visitation as the Model for Our Vocational Response A reflection for the seminarians of Cardinal Glennon College      I dare say I entered the seminary under very different pretenses than most of you. You see I entered the seminary planning never to be ordained a priest. While I had great respect for priests… Continue reading The Visitation as the Model for Our Vocational Response

The Blessed Virgin’s Fiat as the Model for Our Fiat

The Blessed Virgin’s Fiat as the Model for Our Fiat A reflection for the seminarians of Cardinal Glennon College      My first two years of priesthood have been a whirlwind of memorable moments where I find myself in situations where I am perhaps the least qualified priest available. To be honest, being here today… Continue reading The Blessed Virgin’s Fiat as the Model for Our Fiat