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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