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Today is the memorial of St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church, who one commentator described a “sinner turned saint” (a label we could give to many of those who have been named saints). Whether one is generally a fan of Augustine or not, his Confessions was very helpful to me at the time […]
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Kolbe was a Franciscan priest who was a missionary in Japan and who established a sodality called the Militia of Mary Immaculate, promoting its growth in Poland. During World War II, he was imprisoned in Auschwitz. On August 14, 1941, he offered his own […]
Tonight was the opening session of the Lenten Ignatian Retreat at St. Thomas More. After this initial large group meeting, small retreat groups will meet weekly, and participants will pray each day with materials we provide to them that are based on Weeks 2 and 3 of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I gave […]
Today was the second session of the Fall Reflection Series that Jennifer Wright and I are offering at the University of St. Thomas (on the Minneapolis campus) this year. The theme for this five week series is Women of the Bible. In last week’s opening session, Jennifer spoke about Sarah and Hagar. (You can find her talk […]
Monday was the first session of the Fall Reflection Series that Jennifer Wright and I are offering at the University of St. Thomas (on the Minneapolis campus) this year. Our theme for the five week series is Women of the Bible. Monday I briefly introduced the series and Jennifer spoke our our first subjects: Sarah […]