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Meanwhile, over at The Anchoress…

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

…her online retreat is going gangbusters, and she’s just posted a heart-stirring meditation on energy: There are things seen, and unseen. Energy is seen and unseen, and all around us. God is all around us, too – seen amongst us […]

Retreating with The Anchoress

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

After many weeks of planning, The Anchoress is doing something altogether original. For the next few days, she’s leading an online “retreat.” I’m delighted and humbled to say that she’s asked me to be a part of this innovative enterprise, […]

“O glorious St. Lawrence, blessed deacon of the church…”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

August the 10th marks the feast of a great deacon and martyr of the Church, St. Lawrence. He famously died while being burned to death on a grill. (Significantly, the feast day which precedes his, St. Teresa Benedicta of the […]

“An oasis for prayer” in Atlanta

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed some wonderful private retreats outside Atlanta, at the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit, in Conyers. But that’s not the only Catholic house for spiritual seekers in the area. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this morning profiles […]

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Meet Montana's married priest
Earlier this week, I posted an item about Montana getting its first married priest. Now a local TV station has hopped on the bandwagon. Take a look, below.

posted 10:29:55pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Big day in the Big Easy: 10 new deacons
Deacon Mike Talbot has the scoop: 10 men today were ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This group of men was formally selected on the day the evacuation of New Orleans began as Hurricane Katrina approached. The immediate aftermath of the storm for this class would be

posted 6:55:42pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Gaudete! And let's break out a carol or two...
"Gesu Bambino," anyone? This is one of my favorites, and nobody does it better than these gals: Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Staade. Enjoy.

posted 1:04:10pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »


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