St Marie de l’Incarnation (+1672) “Teresa of New France” mother, mystic, Ursuline nun, missionary to Canada, educator , and Mother of the Canadian Church.
It’s exam week. G.K. Chesterton said: “You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the penContinue reading “Prayers for Exams”
Our Wednesday Night CCM Scripture Study (Wednesdays, 7:30pm) is on The Book of Revelation, which is a rare text to be a part of the Lectionary for the Mass. But it is read under some circumstances and here are some of the notable moments and feasts when that happens.
In addition to St Catherine of Siena, today (April 29) is the memorial of St Peter the Martyr, O.P. (+1252), who received his habit from St Dominic Guzman himself. St Peter was a Dominican inquisitor and wonderworker who preached against the Albigensians and Cathars and is traditionally held to be the first Dominican martyr, henceContinue reading “April 29: Peter the Martyr”
To mark the month of May, traditionally dedicated to Our Lady, and as a transition from the school year to the summer months, united as a community of faith on campus, we make and renew our Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary (a.ka. Consecration to Mary). We invite you to learn more about the spiritualContinue reading “Consecration to Mary with CCM: Day 1”
Today (April 27) is the memorial of St Zita (sometimes Sitha; +AD 1272) a domestic worker in Lucca, Italy whose heroic piety and miraculous intercession after death made her a popular saint in the area until her cult spread. She is one of the “incorruptibles” a saint whose body has known little or no decay.Continue reading “April 27: St Zita”
Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare, as today, April 23, is the day when the birthday of the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon is recognized and celebrated (we don’t know for sure, but Shakespeare’s baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564). Shakespeare, the oft lauded greatest writer of theContinue reading “Was Shakespeare Catholic?”
Martyr, archbishop, hymnist, Benedictine monk, missionary, taunter of pagans, exiled, baptizer of kings, killed by idolatrous priests, and body ransomed for its weight in gold; St Adalbert led a storied life.
In our Wednesday Night Scripture Study of the Apocalypse/Book of Revelation (7:30 pm, check our homepage for the link), we open each session with a canticle, or song, from the Book of Revelation that is used in the Liturgy of the Hours. These are powerful hymns of praise to Jesus Christ worthy of meditation, andContinue reading “Prayers of the Apocalypse”
During this time when many of us do not have regular, if any, access to the sacrament of Confession, this would be a good time to start developing the habit of making a regular thorough Examination of Conscience, in addition to a brief Daily Examen. I might suggest doing so each Saturday night in orderContinue reading “Making an Examination of Conscience”