Monthly Archives: April 2012

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

This weekend in our formation classes we had an interesting discussion that I wanted to share. In our psychology course, our professor constantly has us working in small groups, working out different counseling situations, with one of us acting as a therapist, and the other role playing a problem someone might have. This begged the question, isContinue Reading

Christ’s Decent Into Hell

Christ’s Decent Into Hell

I wanted to share one of my favorite readings from Holy Week in the Divine Office today. What is truly special about this homily is it’s antiquity, as it comes from the very early days of the Church. I am reposting it in full, I’m sure the author won’t mind the copyright infringement, as he’sContinue Reading

Easter Blues / WordPress Move

Easter Blues / WordPress Move

This is the holiest week of the year. Every day is a Sunday this week. But I am so exhausted I just want to curl into a ball and go to bed. It’s like this every year. I put so much effort into Holy Week, that Easter week is usually spent in recovery. I’m justContinue Reading

Moving to WordPress

I like blogger, don’t get me wrong. It’s really rather impressive. I just don’t like being told no. If I want to put something on my site, I don’t want to ask permission, so I’m switching to WordPress.org. I am hoping this move will be permanent. Now I’ll be honest, I am not a technicalContinue Reading

Learning to Bilocate

Deacon classes are always challenging, but my latest task has taken the cake. I am currently studying bi-location. What the heck is bi-location you ask? Well, to be honest I’m not really all that sure, not having really accomplished it yet, but as I understand, many of the Saints were able to be in two placesContinue Reading

He is Risen!

Today is Easter! He is risen! So get off the computer, and go love somebody.  Or call somebody you love. Or love to eat. Regardless, get off the computer!Continue Reading

Praeconium

This is the night. There are so many things I would love to share about this most beautiful night, but as a man aspiring to the deaconate, there is something so special this night that I fell odd talking about anything else. The Praeonium, or Exultet is the most beautiful song that has ever beenContinue Reading

Adoration of the Cross

Good Friday is a tough day to live through. On one hand, it is a celebration of what Christ did for us, but on the other hand, what he had to endure was so traumatic, that celebration just doesn’t seem the right thing to do at all. So we starve ourselves to help unify withContinue Reading

Finally Lent is Over!

Well, it will be tonight anyways. First things first, yesterday I talked about what I feel is an abuse. I want you to put that out of your head. Forget about it. Don’t let it mess with one of the most beautiful Masses of the year! Tonight is Holy Thursday, and only the Eater VigilContinue Reading

The Washing of Feet

“He took a towel and tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist” John 13:4-5 This post is not being written so that you can run up to your clergy and tell them they areContinue Reading