Posts Tagged ‘feast day’

Saint John Paul II’s Enduring Presence

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Saint John Paul II – whose feast day we celebrate today – has been an on-going presence in the Church of Washington impacting lives in a special way since the fall of 2011, when we opened a new archdiocesan seminary named in his honor. After he was elected pope in 1978, this holy man called […] [Read more]

“Spare Me from a Faith that is Lukewarm!”

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

During the visit of the Holy Father to the United States, one of the groups he mentioned with gratitude on a number of occasions was American women religious. Among them is the community of the Little Sisters of the Poor. It was a privilege to go with him to visit the Little Sisters at the […] [Read more]

Simple and Ordinary Acts of Love Renew the World

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Some of the clearest expressions of the Gospel come from young people and so whenever I encounter them, I cannot help but be encouraged. Whether it is meeting with school children, teenagers at the Youth Rally and Mass for Life, or dinner with college students, I see in them a special vibrancy as they search […] [Read more]

Saint Augustine and the Seeker of Today

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Today’s saint is one that people of the modern age can readily identify with. To hear the story of his early life, you might think he was living today. In fact, he lived 1,600 years ago. He is Saint Augustine. Born and raised in North Africa to a Catholic mother, Saint Monica, whose feast day […] [Read more]

Saint Francis de Sales: A Saintly Spiritual Guide for All People in Every State of Life

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

In the life of Saint Francis de Sales, who has inspired many people over the centuries, we find the quiet urgings of grace, the response to his calling by the Lord, and the experience of his mission unfolding over a long period of time.  He saw his ministry as one of inviting people into the […] [Read more]

The Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Today, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist. We join in prayer in a special way with all of the parishioners of St. Mark Church in Hyattsville on their patronal feast day, but it is really a feast for all of us who are followers of Jesus. Just as Mark recounts the stories of how […] [Read more]