By Mother Miriam, CSM Recently, we encountered once more the Beatitudes, which comprise the traditional gospel reading at Mass for All Saints’ Day. On that day, we celebrate the miracle of untold numbers of ... Read More...
The external witness of vowed religious — habits, cloister, the Opus Dei (the daily round of psalms, hymns, and collects recited in chapel) — are the first things Christians notice about the monastics among them. But, of course, that is not the whole story of the charism and fruit of the religious life
Why have so many religious communities determined that the distinctive separation of religious men and women from the laity is a problem to be erased?
Among the various characterizations of Mary, I find myself repeatedly drawn to Mary as the Second Eve in parallel to St. Paul’s reference to Christ as the Second Adam (Rom 5:12, 15; I Cor 15:45, 47).
The time between Easter and Trinity Sunday is ideal for instruction in trinitarian doctrine.
The use of the Transfiguration Gospel for the Last Sunday of Epiphany is a stroke of genius.