Epiphany 2018

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” (Matt. 2:1) Dear Brothers and … Read More

Immaculate Conception 2017

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his ways, before he made anything from the beginning (Wisdom 8). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My Very Dear Sons, As with every solemnity of the Holy Roman Catholic Church, this … Read More

All Saints 2017

Post haec vidi turbam magnam…After this I saw a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and … Read More

Assumption 2017

Signum magnum apparuit in caelo…A great sign appeared in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. (Apoc. 12,1.) Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, My … Read More

Praise in the Church

Dear Friend of Clear Creek Abbey, Though the beauty of its sacred melodies rarely echoes in the parishes and religious communities of our time, Gregorian chant has a way of surviving the vicissitudes of liturgical decline and renewal. Despite the … Read More

Saints Peter and Paul 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, Where are the men in our day? Where are the giants? The book of Genesis tells us that in early times “there were giants upon the earth [in Hebrew, “Nephilim”]…the … Read More

Corpus Christi 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very dear sons, In her spiritual Diary, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, the apostle of Divine Mercy, writes of a vision she was granted, one centered on the Last Supper and the Institution of … Read More

Pentecost 2017

Emitte spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae. Send forth thy spirit, and they shall be created: and thou shalt renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 103:30) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My very Dear Sons, As … Read More