May Is For Mary

  I’ve told this story here before. In my grandparents’ backyard was a rather substantial, walk-in, brick grotto to our Blessed Mother. I loved to go there as a kid – not so much to pray, but it just drew me. So, the summer before I entered the seminary, I Read more…

Heaven; Our Final Goal

Today’s Solemnity of Assumption reminds us we are on a pilgrimage of faith that leads to something beyond this earth; beyond this life.  The opening prayer for today’s Mass concludes “May we see heaven as our final goal…”  We need this reminder. Mary’s Assumption into heaven reinforces all of what Read more…

Mary’s Month

As we draw near the end of this month of October, a brief conversation with one of my priests this week gave me the idea to share with you a prayer for vocations which fits easily into the rosary. While I was pastor in New Albany, Indiana at Our Lady Read more…