Thursday, September 27, 2012

Joy of the Rosary

Fr Philip Dabney, CSsR, of Boston's Mission Church (Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help) gives an eight-minute homily on the Most Holy Rosary:


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Roxbury and JP

Top photo: St Patrick's Church, Dudley Street, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts.

Centre photo:  Changing leaves, Dudley and Hampden Streets, Roxbury.

Bottom photo:  Sculpture, Jackson Square MBTA Station, Jamaica Plain, Boston.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's been 10 years

... but if anyone hasn't read this document by the late Blessed John Paul II, let me urge as gently but as firmly as possible:  You really, really, really, really should.

How could one possibly contemplate the mystery of the Child of Bethlehem, in the joyful mysteries, without experiencing the desire to welcome, defend and promote life, and to shoulder the burdens of suffering children all over the world? How could one possibly follow in the footsteps of Christ the Revealer, in the mysteries of light, without resolving to bear witness to his “Beatitudes” in daily life? And how could one contemplate Christ carrying the Cross and Christ Crucified, without feeling the need to act as a “Simon of Cyrene” for our brothers and sisters weighed down by grief or crushed by despair? Finally, how could one possibly gaze upon the glory of the Risen Christ or of Mary Queen of Heaven, without yearning to make this world more beautiful, more just, more closely conformed to God's plan?