To Serve God Is To Reign

St. Matthias 2021 (Profession Day) Today marks a step closer to the Sacred Priesthood as our brother officially becomes a member of our community with his profession.  Religious life is a secure path to holiness and happiness in this life which will blossom in heaven.  In recalling the first stirrings of a vocation one can…

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That Is Your Call

Gaudete Sunday 2020 Father Brown’s Greeting After Mass After offering his first High Mass, our newly ordained priest spoke in thanksgiving for his vocation and offered advice for those who feel called to the priesthood themselves. #20201213B 1 432568

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Ordination

Gaudete Sunday 2020 This is indeed a Sunday to rejoice because it is the first High Mass of our newly ordained priest.  Father was ordained on the feast of Our Lady’s Presentation in a ceremony which showed the sacredness of this sacrament of Holy Orders.  Ordination imprints on the soul of the new priest a…

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Does God Not Have Rights Too?

Feast Of Christ the King 2020 Pontius Pilate acted cowardly in today’s Gospel and what happened to him as a result is a good lesson for all of us.  This feast was established by Pope Pius XI who saw the attacks against Our Lord as undermining the fabric of civilization also.  This feast cries out…

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Child Of Divine Choice

Feast Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary 2020 On this beautiful feast of Our Lady we learn about being clothed in the habit of our community on the road to the priesthood.  In following a vocation which God has chosen for us we must attend carefully to these instructions on our dispositions which are critical…

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Keep The First Fervor

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2020 After hearing about Saints John Gualbert, Veronica, Bonaventure, Henry, the Carmelite Sisters of Compiegne and Camillus we had a renewal of the Paschal sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist in the Epistle and Gospel.  The Divine Office recounts the story of King David and how his sloth led to sins…

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O, Banquet Most Precious

Corpus Christi 2020 We must be thankful for the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and be humbled in its presence.  During our long journey to Heaven we must constantly practice docility to God and He will reward us. Christ revealed what we all acknowledge and believe as the essence of the doctrine, namely transubstantiation.  Whenever…

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Restore The Holy Eucharist

Holy Thursday 2020 We celebrate the anniversaries of the institution of the sacrifice of the Holy Mass and the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders today.  The Mass is the central act and purpose for the Church which Christ commanded at the Last Supper to be offered and from it flows Our Lord’s…

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Learn As A Catechumen In Lent

2nd Sunday of Lent 2020 Lent is a long retreat for catechumens to prepare for Baptism and for penitents to prepare for Communion. We follow in their footsteps as we learn from each of the Lenten Masses as seen, for example, in this week’s story of Esau and Jacob.  Today’s Epistle stresses God’s holy will…

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What Is Keeping Me From God?

First Sunday of Lent 2020 This sermon begins with a review of the Lenten regulations and a recalling of the life and the struggle for his vocation of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose feast is this week.  Then we learn about the sacramental of ashes which is a powerful aid during this season which offers us…

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