Coronavirus has cancelled public Masses. How can we participate in our own homes?

I really enjoyed speaking to Colleen Dulle for this article, and I especially appreciated the insights of the other interviewees. Sr. Bernadette Reis FSP, who is the English interpreter for Vatican Media, pointed out something that really stuck with me: “The fathers of the church actually taught that Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament isContinue reading “Coronavirus has cancelled public Masses. How can we participate in our own homes?”

Olga Tokarczuk on the narrator of Genesis

I also dream of a new kind of narrator―a “fourth-person” one, who is not merely a grammatical construct of course, but who manages to encompass the perspective of each of the characters, as well as having the capacity to step beyond the horizon of each of them, who sees more and has a wider view,Continue reading “Olga Tokarczuk on the narrator of Genesis”

the feast of the Presentation

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. HeContinue reading “the feast of the Presentation”

lectio divina: mt 16:13–20

You asked your disciples, who do you say that I am. And this is a good question, to which Peter gave the only good answer, you are the Christ, the son of the living God. You have been asking me the same question and I gave you a strange answer, or rather you gave meContinue reading “lectio divina: mt 16:13–20”

Sirach 34:21–27

If one sacrifices ill-gotten goods, the offering is blemished; the gifts of the lawless are not acceptable. The Most High is not pleased with the offerings of the ungodly, nor for a multitude of sacrifices does he forgive sins. Like one who kills a son before his father’s eyes is the person who offers aContinue reading “Sirach 34:21–27”

Holy Thursday

Tonight it was preached:Never leave without saying I love you, because this is what they will remember. Thirty years of Christ had gone by, and we remember next to nothing. Then this. This is how Jesus of Nazareth spends his last days: He washes the feet of his friends,even the one he knows will sellContinue reading “Holy Thursday”

notes from bible study

garden of eden as space, as divine architecturethis tree is not an evil temptation tree, it’s a sacred siteit is a physical site of contact between God’s law and man’s earthit is beautiful, it is creation, it is God’s, of course it is beautifulyou don’t eat of it because it is not yours, it isContinue reading “notes from bible study”

“in eternal felicity we will know each other”

Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish inContinue reading ““in eternal felicity we will know each other””