Friday, January 27, 2012

Feast Day of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

Today is the feast day of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, the founder of the Society of Mary. We will cover him and his works in class next week. BUt for now check out the videos below.

This one is a nice summary of his life

250th Anniversary of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade from Kellenberg Memorial Video Produc on Vimeo.

This is a news piece about his miracle that is awaiting Vatican approval.  This young women spoke at school recently and traveled to World Youth Day with our students.

CNN: Reclaiming Jesus’ sense of humor

A nice article and video done by CNN and James Martin, SJ on Jesus's sense of humor.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tim Tebow and Faith

Two great articles about the recent "excitement"surrounding Tim Tebow.

What Tim Tebow is Not

Is God Answering Tim Tebow's Prayers?


This is a great reflection I saw on another blog...

The video is long but worthwhile and the written reflection is great ... enjoy

Our brokenness is the wound through which the full power of God can penetrate our being and transfigure us in him.

What is it in these turning points or experiences of fracture or conditions of brokenness that particularly open us to God’s love dwelling and working in us?

When we break the communion wafer we break it significantly into two. But then we go on breaking it into smaller pieces; fragments on a silver paten. It would take some time to put the jigsaw of these fragments back together again. The point is we don’t. Christ isn’t put back together again. And when we are broken neither are we. We can never be the same again. Christ was broken. For us. For all time. And in his actions he took bread and he broke it and gave it to his disciples and said take, eat, this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me.

Being broken is what makes us. It makes us a community, diverse fragments of Christ’s body together making something whole. Expressed by the words we use in Lent at the Eucharist ‘We break this bread, communion in Christ’s body once broken’.

It is in our being broken, by life, sometimes by God that new understanding comes. Not a brokenness to be repaired or stuck back together but broken for life, for beauty, for being in the world as his people, like the fragile clay pots, filled with his love. At our weakest, most open to receive the greatest love; his life laid down for us. Because in weakness we know that.

When we are not - he is He is the yes, when all around are saying no He is the hope when all feels hopeless He is the life when everything speaks of death He is the wholeness when everything speaks of brokenness.

Reflection Written by Jean Vanier, the founder of l’Arche

Vocations Week

John Henry Cardinal Newman on Vocation:
“God has created me to do him some definitive service;
he has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another.”

Last Week was Vocations Week.  We all have one, homely this video will help you discern yours.

360 Degree Look at the Sistine Chapel

Having never been to the Sistine Chapel to the see Michangelo's ceiling, this site provides an unbelievable look at the beautiful (and daunting) piece of art.

360 Degree Tour

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Mr. Foley's classes should watch the video below and take notes for a quiz on Tuesday, January 17th. You may use your notes on the quiz.

Who Cares About the Saints?...Ignatius from Loyola Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Greatness of Catholicism

A short reminder about how great Catholicism is:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Archbishop Dolan to be named Cardinal

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been named cardinal by the Vatican.
Dolan is one of 22 prelates who will be elevated to cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church in a formal ceremony Feb. 18.
Pope Benedict XVI made the announcement on Friday following an Epiphany Mass that ends the Vatican's top Christmas celebrations.
The Archdiocese of New York said Dolan will speak to the media after celebrating Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan Friday morning.
Cardinals are the pope's key advisers and are members of the group that will eventually elect Benedict's successor.
The pope also named prelates from Hong Kong, Berlin, Prague, Toronto and Florence, Italy, and some Key Vatican offices. 
The full list of new Cardinals can be found here: List of new Cardinals

Cardinal-designate Dolan's own words on the news can be read here: Cardinal-designate Dolan's Blog

A great interview with Cardinal-designate Dolan.

Another great interview with Cardinal-designate Dolan.

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