14 January 2010

Come, Holy Spirit

We began the semester with a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit. Here is what Pope Benedict had to say on the subject yesterday:

"Dear brothers and sisters," the Pontiff concluded, "let us indeed invoke at the beginning of this year the Holy Spirit, eternal youth of the Church: May he make each one of us feel the urgency of giving a consistent and courageous witness of the Gospel, so that saints will never be lacking, who make the Church shine as a Bride always pure and beautiful, without stain and without wrinkle, able to attract the world irresistibly to Christ, to his salvation."

06 January 2010

Home Again!

Well I'm back in the Orlando airport using their wonderful free internet. We are boarding soon so this won't be long. I am happy to go home and get ready for next semester, which starts one week from today. There is a lot to do!

03 January 2010

Shine

"This is the day that David prophesied in the psalms. This came to be fulfilled from the time when the star beckoned the three wise men out of their distant country and led them to recognize and adore the King of heaven and earth. The obedience of the star calls us to imitate its humble service: to be servants, as best we can, of the grace that invites all men to find Christ.
Dear friends, you must have the same zeal to be of help to one another; then, in the kingdom of God, to which faith and good works are the way, you will shine as children of the light: through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen."

Pope Saint Leo the Great

01 January 2010

What does God want to call you?

“I invite young people not to be afraid to respond

with a complete gift of their own being

to the call that the Lord extends to them

to follow the road of the priesthood or of consecrated life.”

Pope Benedict XVI

Rome, Italy

December 31, 2009

First Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

The Blessed Virgin Mary is called the Mother of God because God called her -- because she is! How about your being called "Father" or "Sister"? Let God call you what He wants!