Thursday, February 22, 2018
Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Poland summer 2018! Daily Mass in the EF. Do not miss this rare once-in-a-lifetime tour which also includes the Feast of the Assumption, the Infant of Prague Shrine, the Divine Mercy Shrine, the Birthplace of John Paul II, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and more.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Dear Dr. Briel:
I was deeply touched by the homage that George Weigel paid to you in the recent First Things article.
Please know how eternally indebted we all are for the great gift you bequeathed to us at the University of St. Thomas, that fine school which we share such affection for, located on the upper banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
Your vision with the Catholic Studies department makes me think of this quote from Christopher Dawson: "It seems to me that the time has come when the universities should consider whether it is not possible to do more for Christian studies. The Christian culture of the past was an organic whole. It was not confined to theology; it expressed itself also in philosophy and literature, in art and music, society and institutions; and none of these forms of expression can be understood completely unless they are seen in relation to the rest" (cf. Christianity and European Culture, p. 79).
And still another quote from the same author: "Christians can only react successfully through cultural and educational channels and they are unable to do so unless they possess either their own institutes of higher education or reasonable opportunities for the study of Christian culture within the existing system" (cf. Christianity and European Culture, p. 81).
The Catholic Studies program has done just this: it has enabled us to react successfully within the existing system to teach and absorb the organic whole. We give credit where credit is due: THANK YOU!
Twenty years ago last September I set foot in your office in Aquinas Hall, a nervous eighteen-year old college freshman, a recent graduate of St. Agnes High School. You were very kind to me and spoke to me as an adult, inviting me to consider a major or minor in your "new" venture. Convinced of your cause, I was more than happy to declare a Catholic Studies major.
By God's grace, that encounter opened many doors for me and has led me on a surprising path that will bring me this June to Rome for my lectio coram, defending my licentiate thesis in the dogma section on the theme of the question of atheism in Gaudium et Spes, articles 19-21.
Please pray for me. And be assured of our fervent prayers for you as you labor fortiter et suaviter, in this most important moment of your life.
John Paul Sonnen
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Lecture in Vicenza, Italy: Lex Credendi, Lex Orandi: The Tridentine Mass like a 'Catechism' of Our Days
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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
"If is far, indeed, from our intention to repudiate all that the genius of the time begets; nay, rather, whatever the search for truth attains, or the effort after good achieves, will always be welcome by us, for it increases the patrimony of doctrine and enlarges the limits of public prosperity."
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Friday, January 19, 2018
"A professor encouraged us to meditate for 5 minutes each day before Our Lord with 5 words: “I am loved by Jesus.” Today, I noticed a detail of one of our side altars after taking my professors advice: “Dilectus Deo,” (“Loved by God”). That’s the beauty of Sacred Art, Sacred Scripture, Sacred Liturgy: it can say so much, by the grace of God."
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Do not miss out on our third FSSP Holy Land Pilgrimage in a year.
Back by poplar demand -- this time it will include Jordan.
The tour departs after Thanksgiving and extends into Advent.
See here for details: WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS.
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See here for the best.
I highly recommend you purchase these for the kids in your family:
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Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
My Uncle Ed has passed at age 96. A fine Catholic man of German stock. In your charity kindly offer a prayer for the repose of his soul. He was a WWII warrior who was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism and multiple Purple Hearts. Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division, X Battalion. The Nazis shot him in Sicily, but he survived, by Divine Providence. A great man has passed before us. Requiem!
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
The organizers of the BC Sacred Music Symposium are very pleased to announce that early registration for the symposium is now open through the end of February 2018. You can find the registration link as well as some additional information about everything that's included in your registration on the symposium page on the host parish website: www.stsjoachimandann.
Hope to see many of you there!
Thank you in advance!
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