St. Paul Center Priest Conference 2021

Schedule – 2022 January Virtual Conference

Schedule – 2022 January Virtual Conference (All times are Pacific Standard Time)  Monday 4:00–4:45 p.m.            Travelers Mass – Fr Daniel Cardo – Recorded and posted after Mass ends 5:00–5:45 p.m.            Pre-Conference Workshop –Dr Ralph Martin 7:30–7:45 p.m.            Evening Prayer 7:45–9:00 p.m.            Welcome Session – Dr […]

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John Bergsma, The Word of the Lord, Sunday readings, reflections

Mary’s Role as Mother Glorifies Her Son

January 1 is the Solemnity (Holy Day) of Mary, Mother of God. To call Mary the “Mother of God” must not be understood as a claim for Mary’s motherhood of divinity itself, but in the sense that Mary was mother of Jesus, who is truly God. The Council of Ephesus in 431—long before the schisms with the Eastern churches and the Protestants—proclaimed “Mother of God” a theologically correct title for Mary.  

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James Keating, Configured to Christ, silence

Finding God in Silence

Even as our days remain filled with many activities, we can still remain close to God; we can still “abide” with Him (John 15:4). To remain with Him we need to develop a habit of love: hospitality toward His coming in love throughout the day. Of course, we need to go to the Blessed Sacrament to pray, but we also need to learn how to receive His love throughout the course of a workday or during family commitments. In order to receive His love, we need to be affectively vulnerable toward Him and become adept at noticing when He comes to us within these affective movements of love.  

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