20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Many years ago, I met a man who told me how he went to visit a psychologist for help in overcoming his fear of rejection.  The psychologist told him to keep a tally of all the rejections accumulated each day, and he encouraged the man to reach out to people whom he thought would reject […]

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Blessed Mannes, O.P.

Today we honour the memory of Blessed Mannes, an older brother of Saint Dominic.  He joined the Order and established the Convent of Saint James in Paris in 1217.  A contemporary described him as “a contemplative and holy man, meek and humble, joyful and kind, and a zealous preacher”.  He died in 1235 and was […]

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Saint Hyacinth, O.P.

Saint Hyacinth joined the Order of Preachers after he witnessed a miracle performed by Saint Dominic.  He established the Order in his native Poland and preached the Gospel throughout Europe.  Hyacinth died in 1257 and was canonised in 1594. Our Lord teaches us a profound lesson in today’s parable.  The first servant fell to his […]

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