The Relentless

The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection By Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB Some of you might recognize the title of this reflection as the original motto of Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division. It accompanied the launch of its LS 400 sedan in 1989 after several years of research and

Precious in God’s Eyes

Precious in God’s Eyes By Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB In reflecting on the Christmas gift of God in the person of Jesus, I continue to be drawn to the vulnerable, needy baby in the manger. Who would have thought or imagined that God would come to

Focusing on Christ

Focusing on Christ By Fr. Morgan Rice A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to attend the Shaw Festival’s wonderful production of Brigadoon at Niagara-on-the-Lake with some of my Basilian confrères. Before the evening performance, we walked along the Niagara River to where it

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi By Fr. Morgan Rice When people find out that I am from Corpus Christi, Texas, they sometimes ask, “How many people living there actually know what the name means in English?” I wonder myself. Except for Catholics and those who studied Latin, many probably would

The Light of the World

The Light of the World Fr.  Morgan V. Rice, CSB During my first years in Rochester, I needed to replace the car I had been driving. Some parishioners recommended that whatever car I purchased to make sure it had a sunroof. They said that I would want

A Radical Choice

A Radical Choice By Fr. Morgan Rice, CSB An article (Nov. 12, 2017) in the online version of The Globe and Mail describes how Wilma and Cliff Derksen handled the death of their daughter Candace who was murdered in the mid-1980s in Manitoba. A darkness faced them:

Pondering in Amazement

Pondering in Amazement By Fr. Morgan Rice “The shepherds made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed. . . . But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2.17-19). In the mid-1980s, I

A House for All Peoples

A HOUSE FOR ALL PEOPLES By Father Morgan V. Rice, CSB The first reading from Isaiah ends with the Lord’s saying, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples” (56:7). The psalm echoes that notion of all people offering prayer to God