St. Francis of Assisi Blog

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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What’s Your Beam?

I kept going and felt like sleeping it off would be the right decision, but I woke up the next morning in a ridiculous amount of pain. Knowing that it wasn’t going to go away on its own, I went to the Doctor.

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Pastor’s Points: October 28, 2018

They are seeking something yet undefined for most of them and they are of the belief that they will find it in our beloved Church.  They bring with them a curiosity and a fresh spirit of intense desire to find the Truth and make it their own.

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Who Needs God When Life Is Good?

We’ve all been there.  Life is sailing along. Sure, there are some bumps in the road here and there, but nothing traumatic.  Congratulations, you’re winning at life! Then, something happens. Maybe it’s a lost job or a bad diagnosis.

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It’s Not Just Another Time

I think oftentimes our faith life is like this too. We just go through the motions, attending mass every weekend, praying some daily prayers, and even just coming to our normal church activities and ministries. Before we know it, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter have passed us by and it’s Ordinary Time again.

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