Archive | April, 2019

Emmaus Day: Behind the Traditional Name for Easter Monday

By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB  Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s

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The Empty Tabernacle of Good Friday

By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB  Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s

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The Fourth Cup: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Paschal Mystery

When it looks like defeat for Our Lord, who is hanging on the Cross, this is in fact the victory, because the Cross represents the supreme expression of divine mercy and love. The mystery of the Last Supper will be unveiled at the Cross because there we will see the Fourth Cup. The Eucharist, the

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A Priest’s Perspective on Holy Thursday

By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB  Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests. He is the co-author, with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, of Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s

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Scott Hahn in Jacksonville, FL

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at Holy Family Catholic Church in Jacksonville on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Study Scripture with one of the Church’s most renowned biblical scholars today. Go deeper into the riches of our Catholic faith—register now! Location: Holy Family Catholic Church 9800 Baymeadows Rd. Jacksonville,

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Scott Hahn in Simi Valley, CA

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Don’t miss Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley, CA, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Study Scripture with one of the Church’s most renowned biblical scholars today. Go deeper into the riches of our Catholic faith—register now! Schedule:  8:30 am — Mass

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Holy Triduum, Holy Thursday, Good Friday

Understanding the Holy Triduum

By Sean Innerst  Sean Innerst, a convert to the Catholic faith from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), is a seminary professor and catechist. He is a contributor to the Catholic for a Reason series.    The feasts of Holy Week—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter—are fulfillments of the three spring Jewish feasts with which

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Victim and Priest: Christ’s Sacrifice in the Eucharist

By Lawrence Feingold  Dr. Lawrence Feingold is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He is the author of numerous scholarly books, including The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion, a comprehensive commentary on the mystery of the Eucharist drawing from Scripture, the Church Fathers, and magisterial teaching throughout the ages. 

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