12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

     Our bodies have a unique ability to preserve our lives. When we place our hand on a hot stove, our brain quickly sends a signal through our body and before we can rationalize it, we pull our hand off the stove. When we perceive a danger, without thinking about it, our blood pressure,… Continue reading 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

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

5th Sunday of Easter / Mother’s Day 2017

     What next? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what comes after our time on this earth is over? What’s next? As Christians we believe Jesus when He tells us in today’s Gospel that He has prepared a place for us. Should not then our ultimate goal in life be to arrive at… Continue reading 5th Sunday of Easter / Mother’s Day 2017

3rd Sunday of Easter

           In today’s gospel, we encounter two followers of Jesus who are leaving the city of Jerusalem three days after they watched from a distance as Jesus died a criminal’s death on the cross. As they left the city dejected because they had believed Jesus, followed Him and gave up everything… Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Easter