Saint Luke

When a poor, uneducated fisherman leaves everything to follow Our Lord, we admire his courage.  But when an educated and successful doctor does the same, admiration turns to wonder and we ask: whatever motivated him to make such a sacrifice?  Saint Luke was an accomplished, successful man.  Saint Paul tells us he was a doctor […]

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Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Today we honour the memory of Saint Ignatius who was the second bishop of Antioch after Saint Peter (the first being Evodius).  After being denounced by a fellow Christian Ignatius was arrested, condemned to death, and transported to Rome to be thrown to the wild beasts in the Coliseum.  During the journey he wrote seven letters […]

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Monday of Week 28 in Ordinary Time

Today we began reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, which has long been recognized as a theological masterpiece; but that fact can make the Letter seem rather intimidating.  St. Paul was a larger than life character, but he was still an ordinary human being like us, with his own collection of faults and […]

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eating together as a family is not as popular as it used to be.  Before life got too fast and too complicated family meals were important occasions not to be missed.  Now, it seems that many families, far from communicating with one another face-to-face over the dinner table, now communicate with strangers tap-tap-tapping texts as […]

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