Month: June 2011

Our Lady of Grace; Diamond Jubilee

Yesterday, the Universal Church celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi.  During the celebration, the Benedictine Sisters of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana celebrated a special Mass for their Diamond Jubilarians.  I was quite pleased to be a part of this 60th Anniversary celebration of religious life. My Aunt, Sr. Jeanne Voges, OSB along with three of her classmates had a wonderful day.  They were joined by two of their classmates from their mother house in Ferdinand, Indiana, the monastery of the Immaculate Conception.  This was where this class made their first […]

Father’s Day “lesson” on Holy Trinity

Thankfully, I have many great memories of my dad on this Father’s Day, and I am even more grateful for the opportunity to still make more memories with him, even though there is now a bit more distance between us, from Wyoming to Indiana. One memory that many probably share is of our dad’s reading a story to us.  I would propose that in this simple life experience, as in so many others, there is a “lesson” on the Trinity.  What child at one stage does not enjoy having someone read them a story, especially mom […]

Fire In The Church!

This vigil day of Pentecost began with a Mass in Pinebluff, Wyoming. If you have ever been on I80 on the East border of Wyoming, you cannot miss this 45 foot tall image of our Lady of Peace north of the interstate.  It is the project of a family, Ted and Marjorie Trefren, to express their devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Included at the shrine are other images of our Blessed Mother and an impressive set of Stations of the Cross.  We were scheduled to have an outdoor Mass at the site today, but the […]

St. Rose Parish Visitation

After another five day road trip in the diocese, I spent a lovely weekend with the people of St. Rose in Torrington.  Wednesday evening through Friday night I spent in Lander for a two day board meeting of the Wyoming Catholic College.  The college had another great year, espescially with the innaugural graduation.  However, the board is not resting, there is still much planning and decision making to do.  We had a very good few days together, and please God, made some good decisions regarding the college’s future. Saturday morning, I was in Casper for […]

Receive…

Some of the greatest breakthroughs in my spiritual journey have come when the Lord has helped me understand two things: First, He longs to give Himself to us; Second, my own selfishness or obstinate self-will needs to yield to the far superior and generous will of the Father. Messages from Jesus such as the one in today’s Gospel (John 16: 20-23), drive home this very thought: “whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.”  St. Ignatius of Loyola taught in the Spiritual Exercises that we are to be specific in asking God […]

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