Benedictine Father Michael Kwatera, a monk of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, serves as the abbey’s director of liturgy.
As in the parable of the Good Samaritan, we, too, are called to give healing and comfort to others as Jesus has entrusted the ministry of healing to us, his church.
The cross reminds us of the greatest love in our lives, the love of God for us.
It is good to honor them together during the summer months that are marked by abundant hospitality to family members and neighbors in our homes and to vacationing worshipers in our churches.
By his urgent summons to repentance, John would ‘prepare a people fit for the Lord’
Every Pentecost, I recall the refrain of an African hymn I heard at a conference two decades ago
Q: On Good Friday my pastor preached on the cross of Jesus as the tree of life, explaining that the tree of our defeat in the […]
The solemnity of the Annunciation is really a good Lenten feast. It helps us to observe Lent by placing before us the sacred name of the Son announced to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel.
Q: Every year as Lent approaches I think about what I should be doing during this holy season, maybe something new. Do you have any suggestions? […]