The Life-Giving Blood of Jesus

The Life-Giving Blood of Jesus

Fr. Tim Knepper, C.PP.S. Growing up in Indiana, spending summers near my Grandpa Norman was instructional, due to my grandfather being a farmer and a wisdom figure. He was blessed with a green thumb and a smart mind. His garden was filled with sweet corn, green...
To Whom Shall We Go?

To Whom Shall We Go?

By Fr. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S. Eating human flesh and drinking human blood was just too much for most people to even consider. They couldn’t believe what Jesus was saying. It just seemed too preposterous. So, without much understanding of what he was really saying,...
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...
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...
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