The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

Today’s readings If we think that we are the ones who get to determine the direction of our lives, we are dead wrong. Look at Saul: educated in all the finest Jewish schools, well-versed in the Law and the Prophets, and zealous for the faith to a fault. He was absolutely the model Jewish man… Continue reading The Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

If we think that we are the ones who get to determine the direction of our lives, we are dead wrong. Look at Saul: educated in all the finest Jewish schools, well-versed in the Law and the Prophets, and zealous for the faith to a fault. He was absolutely the model Jewish man and had… Continue reading Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles

In today’s Gospel, Peter and the others are asked, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Now, both Peter and Paul were committed to the truth about who Christ was. They had too much at stake to let that go. Having both messed up their estimation of who Jesus was earlier in… Continue reading Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

Today’s readings In today’s Gospel, Peter and the others are asked, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”  We heard this Gospel story just last weekend.  Now, both Peter and Paul were committed to the truth about who Christ was.  They had too much at stake.  Having both messed up their estimation… Continue reading Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The story goes that one day, Saint Teresa of Avila was wheeling a cart across a bridge over the river. At one point along the bridge’s passage, a wheel of the cart got stuck in the planks, and Teresa had to wrestle the cart to get going again. In the struggle, the cart… Continue reading The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Today’s readings At our core, we all want peace and security in our lives.  We don’t want rough waters, or pain, or discord in our families, and that’s all understandable.  I think it’s that very same sentiment that is behind our Scripture readings today. The Jewish people, the elders and the scribes, the religious establishment… Continue reading Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Today’s readings If we think that we are the ones who get to determine the direction of our lives, we are dead wrong. Look at Saul: educated in all the finest Jewish schools, well-versed in the Law and the Prophets, and zealous for the faith to a fault. He was absolutely the model Jewish man… Continue reading Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Saints Peter and Paul

Today’s readings In today’s Gospel, Peter and the others are asked, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Both Peter and Paul were committed to the truth about who Christ was. They had too much at stake. Having both messed up their estimation of who Jesus was earlier in their lives, they… Continue reading Saints Peter and Paul

Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast] Today’s readings speak to us about the virtue of persistence.  St. Paul was one who modeled persistence in his life and ministry.  He quite often ran up against not only opposition, but also danger and imprisonment designed to thwart his preaching.  But Paul was filled with the Spirit and would not let… Continue reading Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time