Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Non vos me elegistis sed EGO VOS ELEGI et posui vos ut eatis et fructum adferatis et fructus vester maneat ut quodcumque petieritis Patrem in nomine meo det vobis
You have not chosen Me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.
All of the services at Pluscarden Abbey are sung in Latin using Gregorian Chant.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This is a clip from a 1980 documentary on the Silk Road. These are Iraqi Christians near Mousel, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world (dating back to the 1st century AD). Around one million Christians fled Iraq's cities after the war in 2001, which left 400,000 in the villages. They are violently targeted by Islamists and ignored by the US-backed government.
Note: The prayers the monks are reciting in the clip are in Aramaic.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the "call to prayer." But Christians have a "call to prayer," too! It is the Angelus. Three times a day (at 6:00 a.m., noon and 6:00 p.m), we pause to reaffirm our faith in the Incarnation: that "God so loved the world he sent his only Son" (Jn 3:16), who "worked with human hands, thought with a human mind and loved with a human heart." God knows what life on earth is like: he lived on this very planet of ours! And so "it is right to give him thanks and praise" for "having not spared his Son, but delivering him up for us."
This video was prepared to help you learn and pray the Angelus. Once you have made this practice part of your daily prayer life, you can use the video to invite others to renew their faith in this "pivot point" of the Christian creed, in which the mysteries of the Trinity and of our Redemption in Christ come together. If we are Christians, we need to "know him whom we have believed"! The Angelus can help.
The Angelus video was prepared by Sister Anne of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international Catholic religious community dedicated to evangelization through communications.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thru the streets of Paris, Sept. 12, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Father is a perpetually professed priest member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.
The pillars of father's preaching are basically three
* Love for and a relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary which leads us into a vibrant and loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
* Great love and reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist--from Holy Mass to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
* An uncompromising love for and obedience to the Holy Father and the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it.
et lux in tenebris lucet et tenebrae eam non conprehenderunt...
...erat lux vera quae inluminat omnem hominem venientem in mundum...
That was the true light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world.