Today’s new and final Practices for Pandemic meditation takes us back to the first meditation Fr. Michael recorded in 1987. In the introduction he talks about the application of this relaxation meditation recorded over three decades ago to our current time of pandemic and the need to relax to deepen our prayer. Click the thumbnail…Details
Preaching on the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Luke, Fr. Michael uses the feast of St. Peter Claver, SJ, a Jesuit who worked in the Spanish missions in Colombia during the slave trade, to challenge us to confront racial injustices and generational trauma in our world. Luke 6:20-26 Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus…Details
“Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is great in heaven…” Matthew 5:12 An elderly woman who had been given only months to live met with her priest to make plans for her funeral. With dignity and grace, she calmly and happily discussed her favorite hymns and the scriptures she would like in the service,…Details
In this homily mixed with personal stories and gospel lessons, Fr. Michael teaches us how to confront and work out our problems using the exact methods that Jesus taught His disciples.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 No matter our scientific background, most of us watched with wide-eyed horror at the spread of Covid 19 through our communities, our country, our entire world beginning in the late winter…Details
Sharing a guided meditation from the virtual retreat of the same name at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Fr. Michael explores what it means to be a chosen one of God. Click the thumbnail below to listen. You can also listen to today’s meditation via our Bandcamp album. With the Bandcamp version, you can subscribe and…Details
Mary, Jesus’ mother, John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, and Mary Magdalene stood as faithful witnesses to Jesus at the foot of the cross. Where do you stand?
“…Jesus replied… ‘Whoever has seen me has seen the Father…Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not spoken of myself; it is the Father who lives in me accomplishing his works.’” John 14:9-11 It had been a long flight already when…Details
Jesus asks the disciples, “…Who do you say that I am?” and Peter answers, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Even though Peter answered this question 2,000 years ago and the faith has been passed down for centuries, we must each answer this question if we are to make faith in…Details
“We do not fix our gaze on what is seen but on what is unseen. What is seen is transitory; what is unseen lasts forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 The new pastor was visiting his homebound parishioners one day. Arriving at one elderly man’s house, he was escorted into the bedroom by the man’s daughter. Seeing…Details