CommUNITY

CommUNITY

Fr. Vincent Donovan has a story about serving as a priest in Tanzania.  After spending a year preparing a group of Maasai he had to decide who seemed ready and who needed more study. Ndangoya, the oldest man, politely, but firmly, said to him: “Padri, why are you...
Thank God!

Thank God!

Martin Rinkart was a German Lutheran deacon during the time of the Thirty years war and a plague that swept through Central Europe.  During this terrible time in history he buried five thousand of his parishioners and wrote a song that we often sing: “Now Thank we all...
Poverty

Poverty

“Blessed are the poor in Spirit” are the familiar words that begin the 8 beatitudes.  The New English Bible translates it differently: “Blessed are those who know their need of God.”  Poverty is knowing that I have a need for God, a need for others.   In January of...