The Most Holy Trinity

BEARING THE TRINITY IN 2017 By John Dalla Costa Like others who recite the Liturgy of the Hours, we at St. Basil's have adopted the practice of bowing when praying the "Glory Be." Four times during every Lauds and Vespers we bow to bodily show our

Pentecost Sunday

SENDING FORTH By Fr. Chris Valka, C.S.B As the father has sent me, so I send you. As I was sent, so you are sent. As a result of what you have learned, of the relationship that you have known, you are to go out and

Ascension of the Lord

ASCENSION AND COMMUNICATION By Lisa Fernandes Today is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and World Communications Day; appropriately enough today's Psalm speaks of shouting, as well as singing praises to God. The Ascension, also known as the Great Commission, followed Jesus’ parting words

Sixth Sunday of Easter

LOST IN TRANSLATION By Tina Sibbald “Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you.” Have you ever been online and, on viewing comments or content in a language you don’t know, use a

Fifth Sunday of Easter

THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE By Emily VanBerkum I find it very interesting and relatable that even after Jesus’ resurrection, his disciples continue to ask clarifying questions. Thomas asks for clarity on how to remain a follower of Christ since it was unclear where

Divine Mercy Sunday

WOUNDS OF WONDER By John Dalla Costa Even on bended-knee before the cross on Good Friday, and in the glee of Resurrection bells ringing during the Easter Vigil, our devotions only palely approach the actual trauma of those who loved Jesus and followed him. Their loss

Fifth Sunday of Lent

RAISED FROM SUFFERING By Fr. Chris Valka, C.S.B. This Sunday’s readings represent some of the most dramatic stories in scripture: Ezekiel’s vision of dry bones revived by the breath of God, and Lazarus raised from the dead. Two miraculous events that contain a great lesson: death