Miracles of Spring: An Easter Homily

Miracles of Spring: An Easter Homily

This homily was delivered by Francis Gargani, CSsR, at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday, March 30, 2024 Cellophane bees – miracles of Spring?  Who knew?! If you’re not aware, an aggregate of cellophane bees have made their nests on the beautiful property here,...
Too Tired for Transfiguration

Too Tired for Transfiguration

I find the Transfiguration Gospel story hard to relate to. There isn’t much about a Middle Eastern, straight, cisgender man hiking up a mountain with his friends and becoming surrounded by a bright, white light while God proclaims that the man is also God that...
Relationship

Relationship

On Holy Thursday, when Jesus said, This is my body, was he referring only to the ordinary bread on the ordinary table in front of him? Father Richard Rohr, in his book The Universal Christ, believes that Jesus “was … speaking about the whole universe, about every...
Let us Boil Over!

Let us Boil Over!

We gather today for the transfer of leadership. If you count the transition from the three congregations, it is our sixth transfer. And with transition comes anxiety no matter the situation. Anxiety for the new team members. How will we gel as a team? What will be my...
Gospel Reflection: John’s Call

Gospel Reflection: John’s Call

Luke’s introduction to John the Baptist is quite top-heavy with important people: We are told in this Advent Gospel that John appeared when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch...