Laetare Sunday Sermon

We are now halfway through the season of Lent. For 20 days we have been observing this liturgical season of penance and preparation for Holy Week and Easter. We began this journey on Ash Wednesday, which was also Valentine’s Day and tragically the day of a mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland […]

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A (Birthday) Reflection for the Feast of William W. Mayo and Charles F. Menninger

Readings for the Feast Day of William W. Mayo and Charles Menninger Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 38:1-8 Psalm 91 Acts 5:12-16 Luke 8:40-56 This reflection was shared at the monthly gathering in Eureka CA of Associates and Oblates of the Community of the Transfiguration on March 6, 2018. Last night, I did some brief research on Dr. […]

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The Wideness of God’s Mercy

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, […]

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Taming Our Wild Beasts

“He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts.” … It is probably because my name is Daniel that I have always had a particular love and fondness for lions: those in the Bible, those in the wild, and that not-so-safe but good one in the land […]

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