St. Francis of Assisi Blog

Pastor’s Points: January 27, 2019

I love my vocation and try to embrace everything that comes to me without reservation or regrets as my journey requires.  My time here has been filled with enormous blessings as well as challenges. … Thank you for your good wishes for my future and know that you will always be in my prayers.

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Faith Grows In Circles

I spent so much of my early faith journey just learning things about the faith rather than becoming a holier person, internalizing the Catholic worldview, and learning to think with the mind of the Church.

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Pastor’s Points: December 23, 2018

The season begins with the celebration of Christ’s birth as God-man, the first of His three most significant days on earth (the other two being the day He died and the day He rose from the dead), the day that changed the world forever because never before had we experienced the presence of God in our midst as we would for the 30+ years to follow. 

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Pastor’s Points: December 9, 2018

“Deny yourself.  Take up your cross.  Follow me.”  These words spoken by Jesus Christ to the young ruler in answer to his question of what he must do to gain eternal life form the foundation of our quest for salvation. 

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Pastor’s Points: November 25, 2018

Start thinking about ‘spiritual time’ rather than temporal time and mark it by the liturgical calendar. The Church preaches that ‘time’ is a precious commodity.  St. Jose Maria Escriva expressed it well when he said

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The Rough Brown Robe

A bunch of years ago my Spiritual Director asked me, “What are you seeking in your spiritual life?” Not knowing that he was lobbing me a ‘softball’, I answered, “To become a holy man.” Then he dropped the fastball-curve on the outside corner with

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Pastor’s Points: November 11, 2018

Strangely enough, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead isn’t on any of those lists.  Stranger yet, none of the thirty-seven miracles performed by Him chronicled in the New Testament are listed.

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