FORGIVENESS by Lisa Fernandes “To err is human, to forgive divine” as Alexander Pope wrote. Today’s readings capture this difficult path we all have to travel. We want to be forgiven our human transgressions, as difficult as it is for us to forgive others. As


NAVIGATING CONFLICT by Elizabeth Chesley-Jewell Anyone that knows me well knows that I am not comfortable with confrontation and conflict. But I know that I am not alone; the self-help section of Indigo assures me of this. In our Gospel today it appears that Jesus Christ

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


FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION By Lisa Fernandes Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. This is an ancient feast that was gradually introduced into the Western Church, and made a universal feast by Pope Callistus III in 1457. It celebrates Christ’s

Summer rest

SUMMER REST By Tina Sibbald School is out; many book vacation time this month, and we enter a mindset very different from the fall, or the Christmas and Easter seasons. Life slows down for a little while, and we rest. Even the Gospel this week

Talking to God

TALKING TO GOD By Emily VanBerkum I have spent a great deal of time contemplating Jesus’ words to his Apostles in today’s Gospel. Jesus commissions them to go forward and preach God’s Word by their very lives, not simply because they are told to do so, but

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