Month: January 2019

CHAPTER 4: DO WHAT YOU SAY YOU WILL DO

  It is probably not the most glamorous or notable example from Scripture, but one that I think about a lot. It is about duplicity, Duplicity is saying one thing but thinking or doing something quite different. It is speaking with a forked tongue…

The Covenant

Belonging to God Psalm 62Peace in GodMay God, the source of our hope, fill your hearts with peace as you believe in him (Romans 15:13). In God alone is my soul at rest;my help comes from him.He alone is my rock, my stronghold,my fortress; I…

CHAPTER 4: If you have a dispute with someone…

When I first read this admonition of St. Benedict in Chapter 4, #73, “If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down,” I remember thinking that I use to tell Pre-Cana classes the same quote. St. Benedict…

Fidelity and Endurance

How does fidelity and endurance help in living the life of Christ? First, what is fidelity and why is it important. As it affects me as a Lay Cistercian, it means an assent of the mind and heart to Christ and then being passionate…

MRS. MURPHY KNOWS

I can remember the Sun slicing through the gigantic, three-feet thick, sandstone window openings of our Second Theology class in Sacramental Theology on the first floor of Major Theology section at Saint Meinrad School of Theology. At the blackboard was the late Father Aiden…

YOU HAVE JUST MADE YOUR PROFESSION OF FAITH. NOW WHAT?

One of the big questions that a new Catholic must answer is, now what? I say that because, as a newly professed, Lay Cistercian, I face that same question, even at the ripe old age of 78 (and believe me, that is ripe). I…

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