Hungers of the Heart

Hungers of the Heart

There are reflective moments in our lives when we realize that we are looking for something more, that our hearts seem empty, that we yearn for a deeper meaning in our lives.  Today’s readings remind us that God alone can satisfy the deepest hungers of our heart. The...
Proclaiming the Greatness of God

Proclaiming the Greatness of God

By V. Rev. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. On this wonderful Solemnity, the scripture gives us a familiar prayer, Mary’s Magnificat. The prayer begins: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;          my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for God has looked with...
Called to New Growth

Called to New Growth

By the V. Rev. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. San Felice, the abbey in Giano, Italy, where St. Gaspar del Bufalo founded the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, is surrounded by olive groves. When I visited there, I always enjoy the view. There’s a contrast between the old...
Remember Who You Belong To

Remember Who You Belong To

By Brother Brian Boyle, C.PP.S. It was the first Monday of June 1988. I had just graduated from high school. I was on my way to college later in the fall. It was the Monday after my high school graduation, but this Monday was my first day of a new job in a grain...
I Am the Bread of Life

I Am the Bread of Life

By Fr. Jim Dugal, C.PP.S. Today we begin reading the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel, often called the Bread of Life Discourse because Jesus makes this statement. I find it helpful to read the whole gospel by yourself to get the whole message. It continues to...
Spiritual Support for Deputies

Spiritual Support for Deputies

Photo: Sheriff Jeff Grey shakes hands with the five new volunteer chaplains.   Police work brings with it its own share of worries and sorrows. Officers might benefit from knowing a compassionate listener, someone who is willing and able to talk and pray them through...
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