By Sr. Catherine Cleary, OSB A small child was asked in catechism class to say who the Holy Spirit was. She answered, “You mean the God with feathers?” Well … yes! This God with feathers was hard to comprehend as children. Images of flame and wind complicated the picture. As adults, we have a better [...]
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By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB Imagine hiding in a room with your friends, fearing for your lives. In grief. In desolation. Lost without the man you followed. “Suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house. Then appeared tongues as of fire, which parted and [...]
Now that Pentecost is over, we have returned to Ordinary Time in the cycle of the Church. Nothing is ordinary about it, however. We travel with Jesus as he begins his public ministry of healing, forgiving and preaching the Kingdom of God. On Pentecost he blesses his disciples with the Spirit that will continue to [...]
Happy Birthday, everyone! That’s right, Happy Birthday! Today is Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter, and is often called the “birthday of the church.” In fact, Pentecost actually ranks higher than the wonderful celebration of Christmas. We began our celebration here with a Saturday evening vigil.