The First Thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving

  Lest we forget… 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, there was a greater Thanksgiving being celebrated in St. Augustine, Florida. This Eucharist “thanksgiving,” was the holy sacrifice of the Mass. Mass at St. Augustine, Fl has...
The Revelation at Emmaus

The Revelation at Emmaus

  Were not our hearts burning within us? Revelation is a Gift There have been some very explicit moments in my life in which God intervened most powerfully in the midst of the ordinary and mundane. Still, I did not/or could not see it. In sharing these stories of...
Eucharist as Source and Summit

Eucharist as Source and Summit

Lately I’ve wondered if we love the saints for what they truly are. Beyond an old lady with babies in her arms; symbolic of poverty and foreign need, and a quotable Franciscan; attached to words of peace, lies their true purpose. A symbolic life pointing to God...
What is the Sabbath?

What is the Sabbath?

The Sabbath Rest by Samuel Hirszenberg The Hebrew Shabbat For those of us who were not raised in Jewish communities, or with close Jewish friends, we have a vague idea of the celebrations of our Jewish brethren, but the vast majority are very much cloaked in mystery....