November 30, 2021

Saint Andrew’s response, when called by Jesus to follow him, was immediate. “Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.” “[Jesus] said to them, ‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once, they left their nets and followed him” (Matthew […]

November 23, 2021

Jesus rejoices in the Holy Spirit, thanking the Father of heaven and earth for things hidden from the wise and learned but revealed to the childlike. We all were once childlike; we were taught to pray to our guardian angel, taken to Mass, where we looked about in wonder, and everyone smiled at us. We […]

October 26, 2021

In the gospel today, Jesus tells his disciples what the kingdom of God is like. He tells his disciples about the mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush, and the birds in the sky dwelt in its branches. This is not […]

September 28, 2021

Saint Peter Julian Eymard always amazes me with his insight into the Eucharist. When I go to adoration, I see the spectacular tabernacle and the ornate monstrance. The eye does not focus on the white host in the middle. It’s just white and nothing to see. But Saint Eymard speaks of the significance of the […]