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March 24, 2017

Deacon Ed McCormack – Homilies

Deacon Edward J. McCormack joined the formation faculty at Theological College and serves as the Director of Human Formation and the Coordinator of Retreats and Conferences . A permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Washington, he...


March 24, 2017

The Man Born Blind

A spiritual awakening occurs when we see reality as it is, present and aware in the now.  The contemporary spiritual teacher, Francis Dale Bennett, describes his own spiritual awakening: “At one point, right in the...


March 24, 2017

Samaritan Woman

Abba Poemen said to Abba Joseph, “Tell me how to become a monk.”  He said, “If you want to find rest here below, and hereafter, in all circumstances say, ‘Who am I?’  And do not...


March 24, 2017

Transfiguration

In a retreat called, “The Rediscovery of Life,” Anthony De Mello relates the following story: “There was a lion that grew up in a flock of sheep and so he had no consciousness that he...


March 24, 2017

Temptations in the Desert

Who am I?  This is likely one of the most profound religious questions we can ask.  The other is, Who is God?  These two questions are linked.  They are two sides of the same coin....


January 31, 2017

Open to God’s Mercy

The familiar blinds us. All too often we hear a reading from scripture and we think, “Oh, I’ve heard this before.” Eyes glazed over, our minds turn to daydreaming or planning the day. It is...


January 31, 2017

Surrender

With the inauguration of our new president and the recently assembled new congress, questions of the new administration’s power have cropped up in different ways. For instance, many political commentators are discussing the Republican majority...


January 31, 2017

God Transform Us

From watching the news these past few weeks, it seems our country is extremely divided. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Donald Trump, though, won the electoral college. These two facts alone lend a great...


January 31, 2017

God is One with Us

God is with us. God is within us. God is one with us. This is the revelation of the name Emmanuel in today’s Gospel reading. Still, there’s a tremendous amount of violence, suffering, and evil...


January 31, 2017

Pray for Peace

L.J. Milone, Director of Faith Formation While living in Philadelphia I met peace activist Kathy Kelly.  She had been part of a peace delegation to Iraq during the American invasion.  Her delegation met with numerous...


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