Official Augustinian habits. Black for professed friars and white for tropical regions, novices, and to piss off the Dominicans #catholic
Sneak peak for Saturday’s Profession, habit fits great! Now back to novice white for a few more days… #Catholic
Though my novitiate still technically has two weeks left, tomorrow we move most of our stuff to Chicago, where we will be starting graduate school in the fall… I’ve kept this list up throughout the year with both serious and goofy books, it’s pretty amazing to think that I’ve had the free time to read all these things (plus a few other things I may have forgotten to write down… anyways here is the list (in order read). Bolded are favorites.
1. The Dumb Ox, GK Chesterton
2. Nobrow, John Seabrook
3. The Everlasting Man, GK Chesterton
4. The Spirit of the Liturgy, Cardinal Ratzinger
5. Lumen Fidei, Pope Francis (even though we all know Pope Benedict wrote it)
6. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thorton Wilder
7. Napoleon, Hillaire Belloc
8. Rise, Let us be on Our Way, St. Pope John Paul II
9. Priests for the Third Millennium, Timothy Dolan (as bishop in St. Louis)
10. The Augustinians: Origins and Spirituality, Luis Martin, OSA
11. Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict XVI
12. Libertas, Pope Leo XIII
13. Quadragismo Anno, Pope Pius XI
14. Illustrisimi, Pope John Paul I
15. Sollicitudo Rei Solcialis, St. Pope John Paul II
16. Rerum Novarum, Pope Leo XIII
17. Pacem en Terris, St. Pope John XXIII
18. Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis
19. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, JR Tolkien
20. Mother of God, Similar to Fire (book of icons)
21. Advent with the Church Fathers, Cardinal Ratzinger
22. Fathers of the Church on Mary
23. Prayer and St. Augustine, Gervase Corcoran, OSA
24. The Best American Short Stories, 2000
25. Commentary on the Rule of St. Augustine, Van Bavel, OSA
26. Prayer, Abhishiktananda
27. City of God, St. Augustine
28. The Pelican, Siegfried Back, OSA
29. These are the Sacraments, Ven. Fulton Sheen
30. Advent Sermons, St. Thomas of Villanova
31. The True Priest, Cardinal Pellegrino
32. Augustine Day by Day, Donald Burt, OSA
33. Redemptor Hominis, St. Pope John Paul II
34. Days of Devotion, St. Pope John XXIII
35. The Bells of Nagasaki, Nagai
36. The Story of a Soul, Ste. Therese of Lisieux
37. All Documents of the Second Vatican Council
38. Completed Works, St. John of the Cross
39. The Cloud of Unknowning, Unknown Author
40. A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II, Edward Hahnenberg
41. By Cross and By Anchor: the Story of Fr. Baraga, James Jamison
42. St. Nicholas of Tolentino, Michael Digregorio, OSA
43. Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience, Diarmuid O’Murchu
44. The Game From Where I Stand, Doug Glanville
45. Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitors Guide, Lawrence Cuningham
46. The Violence of Love, Oscar Romero
47. When the Trees Say Nothing, Thomas Merton
48. Crossing the Desert, Robert Wicks
49. The Silent Life, Thomas Merton
50. Trent: What Happened at the Council, O’Malley
51. Eternal Galilean, Ven. Fulton Sheen
52. Letters to My Brothers, Fr. Rosetti
53. Pure Drivel, Steve Martin
54. Don’t Stand Next to a Naked Man, Tim Allen
55. Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen
56. The Gift of Peace, Cardinal Bernardin
57. Place of Peace and Paradox, Dianne Aprile
58. Confessions, St. Augustine (O’Rourke translation 2014)
59. Sein Language, Jerry Seinfeld
Going to visit the famous Holy Hill shrine in WI either Thursday or Friday this week
St. Rita’s parish is celebrating a mortgage burning party and pig roast today!
They paid off the new Church in only nine years, saving over a million dollars in interest.
A very happy day here in Racine :)
A beautiful mural in the monastery. From the left you find important Benedictines in history, from the right Old Testament figures leading to Jesus. Many sacrificial symbols and images from life in the monastery. The faces were all of the monks or local people of the area. #Catholic #StBenedictsWI
It was nice to have a Sunday Ordinary time Mass, especially after the parade of feasts and Solemnities the calendar had on Sundays
For any in Wisconsin and Milwaukee who may be interested.
Catholic Women: the Sisters of St. Rita are Augustinian sisters who run a retirement home for lower middle class residents of Southeast Wisconsin. They wear a habit, and have a wonderful convent and facility where you can minister, check them out!
I am proposing these mysteries in solidarity with the millions of our brothers and sisters who live in the shadows of our society. It is my prayer that these mysteries may be meditated upon by all, especially those undergoing great suffering. I pray that they may find solace in the hardships faced by Jesus and the Holy Family, and know that the Lord walks with them.
1st Mystery- Mary, who is in labor, and Joseph find no room at the inn.
Luke 2:7 “And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
2nd Mystery- The Flight from Herod’s Persecution.
Matt. 2:13 “When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
3rd Mystery- The Journey through the Desert
Matt 2:14 “Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt.”
4th Mystery- The Hidden Life of the Holy Family in a Foreign Land
Matt 2:15 “He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
5th Mystery- The Son of Man has no place to lay His Head
Luke 9:58 “Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
BONNE ST. JEAN!!
Today the Church celebrates the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. In Québec this is celebrated by everyone wearing blue, lighting bonfires, and shooting off fireworks!
You better believe I’ll be putting up birthday decorations in our monasteries’ dining room and will have everyone sing Happy Birthday for John the Baptist :)
Walk up to lector at daily Mass.
First word on the page is Shalmeneser.
I see you, Monday morning.
"The Gift of Peace" by the late Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago is a wonderful little book if you’re looking for one.
He wrote it in his last days in his fight with cancer. It details his overcoming a false abuse allegation and reconciling with his accuser. He speaks to finding truth and healing in his suffering, and how that suffering changed his prayer life. I highly recommend it!
Catholics and all of good will- more projects like this! Get creative!
- “Love will satisfy only the moment of life, but the very awareness of its momentariness will increase its fire…”— The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor...
Hot date night for second wedding anniversary = smashing success.
Hey sentientwhoops, we’re a pretty stellar couple.
- Without government, who would start the wars?