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The Feast of Thomas Aquinas

Wonder is the desire of knowledge. – St. Thomas Aquinas Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was born in Naples in 1225, and became a Dominican Friar. Because of his studies, writing, and teaching he was named a Doctor of the… Continue Reading “The Feast of Thomas Aquinas”

We Live in Hope

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” – Emily Dickinson

God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us

Yesterday we read about the call of the Prophet Isaiah. In Sunday’s first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we see that, no matter how unlikely we might think we are as God’s choice for some special work, God just doesn’t see it that way. All… Continue Reading “God Calls the Most Unlikely Among Us”

Here I Am, Send Me

The first reading on Saturday is Isaiah 6:1-8 – a dramatic story of God calling the prophet. Though we may not see visions, doesn’t it always feel a bit dramatic to experience a sense of call . . . to get a glimpse of… Continue Reading “Here I Am, Send Me”

A Door to a New Beginning

John O’Donohue, while not specifically inviting us to open a new window or new door, does beckon us to move forward into what is “not yet clear” in his poem, “For a New Beginning.” The following is one stanza: Though your destination is not… Continue Reading “A Door to a New Beginning”

Feast of Christ the King

On this Feast of Christ the King we recall that Jesus came to serve, not to be served, and calls us to do the same. When He was asked by Pilate whether or not He was King of the Jews, his reply was, “You… Continue Reading “Feast of Christ the King”