Adventures in Bicycling

On Saturday, seminarian John Paul Hartnedy (Diocese of Little Rock) and I headed out on a little biking pilgrimage. Our plan was to ride the Wabash Trace Nature trail from Blanchard, Iowa to Imogene, Iowa and visit St. Patrick’s Church in Imogene. The monks have been reading the history of the Diocese of Des Moines […]

Des Moines

For the past two weeks, I have been filling in for the pastor, Fr. Aquinas, at the Basilica of St. John in Des Moines, Iowa. Fr. Aquinas has been taking these days away for vacation. I was able to help out at this beautiful parish last summer as well. It is one of the highlights […]

The Archbishop and the House of Cards

This week Fr. Jon Seda from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center on the campus of Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, brought four college students with him to stay at the Abbey for the week.  They are on their Spring Break and are experiencing monastic life.  On Monday, they prayed with the monks, met to discuss […]