Benedictine Father Michael Kwatera, a monk of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, serves as the abbey’s director of liturgy.
Q. I enjoy taking part in the novena of Masses on Thursday evenings at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring, which is one of the designated […]
Q. In the “Salve Regina,” the “Hail, Holy Queen,” that concludes the church’s night prayer, we address the Blessed Virgin Mary as “Mother of Mercy.” Please […]
I didn’t receive any questions for this month’s column, so I offer you one of my Easter time homilies: Two weeks ago we rejoiced in the […]
Q: Some people think that celebrating saints’ days during Lent draws our attention away from the Great Forty Days of preparation for Easter. Do you think […]
Wisely, the Jewish tradition of prayer holds it unthinkable to ask anything of God without first offering praise and thanks Q: In my family, as […]
Q: Have you made any liturgical resolutions for the new year? A: Yes! Here are some of my liturgical resolutions for the year of Our Lord […]