Reflections on life, meaning and purpose

Day 10: Hagar and Ishmael (2022)

Fr. Mike reads Genesis 20-21, Job 9-10, and Proverbs 2:6-8 and shows us how we can strive for holiness, even in the midst of sin and suffering. For the complete reading plan, visit Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.

St. William of Bourges

Born in Nevers, France, as William de Don Jeon, William was educated by his uncle Peter who was archdeacon of Soissons. William became a canon of Soissons and Paris and later became a monk at Grandmont Abbey. At Pontigny, he became a Cistercian and served as Abbot at Fontaine-Jean in Sens. In the year 1187 he […]

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“The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament of love.” — Dom Hubert Van Zeller, How to Find God

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“The effort of the soul must be to fill the mind so full of healthy thoughts that there is no room for others — trying not so much not to think of what is evil as to think of what is good.” — Fr. Basil W. Maturin, Christian Self-Mastery

Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

To follow Christ expresses an attachment to the person of Jesus. It also means to participate in a particular work of salvation. Therefore it is not just an ordinary calling but a divine choice. It does not depend on intellectual aptitude or to be a man of superior caliber. What awaits those who are called? […]

The call

Pencil Preaching for Monday, January 10, 2022