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Who Am I?

Fr. Dan Ponisciak, C.S.C.

The Desert of Myself

Author: James Corcoran, Mr.

Posted In: Homilies and Reflections, Old College, and Seminary Life

The Pharisee and The Publican, Tissot 1894

I found that not only was it utterly impossible, but that it was utterly pointless. It was pointless because it was not bringing me closer to God. Rather, it was a kind of self-idolatry. In my fumbling attempts at giving up things, I was patting myself on the back, congratulating my willpower for its strength of resolve. Read More

Preaching Repentance

Author: Mr. Cameron Cortens

Posted In: Feasts, Homilies and Reflections, and Seminary Life

The Denial of St Peter by Peter Caravaggio

As we enter this Lenten season, let us be brought low. Let us be humbled. Now is the time to rise to Christ’s call to preach repentance, but in responding to this call, let us first learn how to preach repentance to ourselves. Read More

Preparing the Ashes

Author: Fr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Posted In: Feasts, In the Press, and Parish

Ash Wednesday

Although convenient, the physical connection between our palms and ashes is more than just recycling, but also an important symbol of the link between our praise and adoration of God and our desire for repentance and mercy. Read More

The Spirit of the Grotto

Author: Liam Maher, Mr.

Posted In: Old College and Seminary Life

Springtime at the Grotto

Whether rejoicing at some good fortune or lamenting a recent failure, my wandering feet always lead me to the Grotto where I can put my heart before the Virgin Mary and ask her intercession.  Read More

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