2nd Sunday of Advent

The Advent season always brings with it a renewal of hope and this Sunday we hear from the great prophet of hope—Isaiah, who happens to be the prophet most often heard in Advent liturgies. One of the most famous passages of Isaiah’s prophecy is read today in which we hear him make an early anticipation […]

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Student Show at Gristmill

The digital photography class taught by Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B.,  will host an exhibit, which opens Friday, November 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Saint Vincent Gristmill. The art show features their best work from the fall 2019 semester. The show will continue through December 14 through regular Gristmill General Store hours, 9 […]

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32nd Sunday of the Year

The Second Book of Maccabees makes a rare appearance in the Lectionary today—it occurs only once in the three-year Sunday cycle and twice more (November 19th and 20th this year) on weekdays.  Along with the Book of Wisdom which we heard from last Sunday, First and Second Maccabees are among the latest books of the […]

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30th Sunday of the Year

An interesting contrast presents itself in this Sunday’s scriptures:  in the second reading, from the Second Letter to Timothy, Saint Paul uses the image of a successful athlete to describe his journey of faith. He says: “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown […]

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