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How St. Benedict reshaped the culture Print E-mail
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Word on Fire
Fr. Steve Grunow

In the year 480 A.D., the last of the rulers of what remained of the western Roman Empire, a man by the name of Julius Nepos, died, leaving one Roman emperor in the far off eastern city of Constantinople (for the first time in 95 years), and the old Roman empire in Europe in the midst of a deleterious decline. In this era of ever diminishing expectations, St. Benedict was born.

A day to remember those who served Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Written by Fr. Donald Lange   
Thursday, May. 24, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. For some, Memorial Day means the beginning of summer. For others, it is a day off to go shopping.

The purpose of Memorial Day, however, is to honor military personnel who died while serving our country, particularly those who died in battle or from wounds received in battle.

On Veterans Day, we honor those who served honorably in military service during wartime or peacetime.

Seeing with our mother’s eyes and heart Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, May. 10, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Mother’s day is a special holy day when we honor the gift of our mother. This year we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13.

Attempts to start an American Mother’s Day began after the Civil War as a protest to that war’s carnage by mothers who had lost their sons in that war. This early Mother’s Day for Peace movement was led by Julia Ward Howe, author of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”