Prayer is the doorway
The human heart is often divided,
wounded, angry, fearful.
Grace slowly heals,
prayer is the doorway for...
The receiving and giving love and mercy
We love always to our fullest capacity. Though at first, it may be hesitant and...
Holy Thursday 2021
Holy Thursday is when for many Christians, Jesus instituted the Eucharist. A sacrament that shows the absolute...
A man who failed every Lenten Season
(Saying the Chaplet of Mercy)
One day a few years ago, one of the retreatants here approached...
Just as a covered object left out in the sun cannot be penetrated
by the sun’s rays, in the same way, once the covering...
I am challenged by those I live with
Every day in community life I am challenged by those I live with. It is my own limitations,...
When I Was a Young Monk
Thoughts on two of our Founding Fathers
(Fr. Corentine 1st row first on left.
Fr. Francis second monk down...
Dealing with anxiety in a world of insecurity
First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as...
God’s ways are not ours
A prayer made with sleepiness and distraction is no less pleasing to Me than one made in consolations and...
The benefits of the Rosary are many
While non-Catholics (many of them) do not think much of the Rosary. I guess it is because of...
The feast of the Holy Innocents
(Free from moral wrong; without sin; pure: innocent children.)
As an historical event the killing of...
Midnight Mass Homily 2020
SILENT NIGHT. We experience in a real way something of a silent night. As I stand here looking at an...
Christmas Eve 2020
(The Incarnation ( A Word From God)
I am not sure that I could ever come up with the idea that God is love. Why...
Waiting is what Advent is about,
in times of stress to focus on what is important,
to choose to not lose hope,
Growing Sense of Vulnerability
No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.” 1 Samuel...
+Most Holy Trinity, I trust in Your infinite mercy. God is my Father
and so I, His child, have every claim to His...
LIfe is never really dull. There is always something to deal with or to get through. Life is filled...
To hope is to reach upward
when all is dark,
when one is alone,
yet propelled to reach for grace,
God's love is beyond our...
The Monastic Journey
(Chapter talk 11/14/2020)
The world tells us to seek success, power and money;
God tells us to seek humility,...
How else can we love ourselves?
God is always at work, in ways that can't be comprehended, or even seen. When Jesus was in the tomb,...
All Souls Day 2020
"The more one longs for a thing, the more painful does deprivation of it become. And because after this life, the...
All Saints Day 2020
“If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom 8:31): this is the source of the peace found in the saints. Such...
It is in giving that we receive
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as...
Simeon’s yes and ours
(Our brother along the way)
Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem to be dedicated to God; Jesus being their...
"We become what we hate".
There is an old saying "We become what we hate". It is a paradox, absurd, yet when I attack someone on...
There are many layers to silence. Silence allows rest, both for the mind and the heart. Silence allows deeper areas in the...
Writing prisoners and using discernment
(But never giving up on them)
I was writing to one of the prisoners I correspond with this...
Prayer, the hidden thread
September 14—Le Fresne church. Holy Hour. “Take My heart and press the blood upon France, upon the world,...
A lovely Baptist Lady Who Loved the Rosary
Mary joins us, she fights at our side. She supports Christians in the fight against the...
Janet, at Journeys End
I do believe that people come into our lives that we are supposed to take care of. Most of us have people come...
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