What are you Grateful for?

It is Thanksgiving, the day where in a special way we give thanks to Almighty God for so many blessings!  What are the monks thankful for? Look no further. #Thanksgiving #MonksGiveThanks Happy Thanksgiving! Advertisements

Day in the Life of a Seminarian

Ever wonder what a seminarian does each day?  Check out this video that goes chronologically through a seminarian’s day, from prayer to studies to recreation. One of the freshmen, Dave Sotelo (Diocese of Wichita), helped me film this video which we put together. This weekend we have more than 100 men visiting for the weekend […]

CSC Fall Production

The moment has come. The initial vision, followed by months of planning and hours upon hours of hard work are about to become a reality. The audience—seminarians, their families, faculty members, and monks—enter St. Michael’s Gymnasium, traversing the wooden floor in search of choice seats for the performance. Actors, stagehands and tech crew are in […]

Fading Daylight

The afternoon sun is setting a little too quickly for my preference these days. While everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep for Daylight Savings Time, it is strange going to Evening Prayer while the sun is already set. Nevertheless, these days of fall have a beauty of their own, even if the leaves are […]

All Souls Day Procession

Early this afternoon, the monastic community gathered for their All Souls Day procession to pray for the faithful departed.  We chanted Psalms and invoked the intercession of the saints as we walked to the cemetery.  There more prayers were offered for the deceased.  Many of the monks remained at the cemetery for a while to […]