“Chosen because you are beloved and beloved because you are chosen.” This is the way that St. Anselm of Canterbury described St. Mary Magdalene. She has been on my mind during these days as we prepare to move the Chancery (with a new name, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center) from the grounds of the former St. Mary Magdalen Parish Church, closed in 1996, to a new location – the grounds of the active Holy Family Parish. The actual move likely won’t […]
“Come to me… for I am gentle and humble of heart.” Jesus’ words quoted in the Gospel according to St. Matthew at the end of Chapter 11 have echoed through the centuries and touched hearts because of His great mercy.
Let’s not allow this Friday, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, to pass us by. Pope Francis has spoken the word mercy more than any other word and, in proclaiming the great mercy of God, he makes real […]