SEVENTH DAY (Thursday, 7th Week of Easter) Heal our wounds–our strength renews; On our dryness pour Thy dew, Wash the stains of guilt away. The Gift of Counsel The gift

Getting Men Back To Church: Be “The Proof,” Not “Aloof”

Larry D, over at Acts of the Apostasy, has an excellent article on Getting Men Back to Church. He uses a term that is – shall we say – not


SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter) If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill. The Gift of Understanding

You Are the Apple of My Eye

The only time I ever had a vocation crisis was in the very first year of my priesthood. I cannot recall all of the factors that contributed to this, but

What’s Your Guardian Angel Story?

Here’s mine … For almost all of my adult life, I have not used an alarm clock. Why? Because I have an amazing Guardian Angel! While on most mornings, I


FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter) Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill! The Gift of Knowledge The gift of Knowledge

My Dad … He Danced His Way Through Life

I don’t know why, but I have been thinking about my dad a LOT lately. Most of my vocation to priesthood comes from him. He and mom had seven of


FOURTH DAY (Monday, 7th Week of Easter) Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe. The Gift of Fortitude By the

The Music of St. Mary of Pine Bluff

Sicut Cervus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina) “Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God’s generosity to mortals having rational souls in order

Ssshhh … I Have a Secret …

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5). Oh … and this … “Disciple” means “Student.” (If you are curious about the picture, read THIS)