Terce on Sunday

Sunday at Terce – Short Lesson and Verse – God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ~1 John 4: 16 V. You have been my helper, cast me not off, R. Forsake me not, O God of my salvation!

Saint Luke, Evangelist

October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist – He was a devout disciple of Paul the Apostle. Luke is said to have written the Book of Acts which provides the most thorough information found in the New Testament. The Gospel of Luke is also well-known for being most inclusive; Luke wrote about downtrodden sinners as...

63rd Fellowship Day

Last weekend was the 63rd Fellowship Day. We now have photos and some will be posted in the coming days. Morning mass included the blessing of the new Wigton organ. Here is Bishop Donald P. Kreiss beginning the mass from the back of the room after the official dedication of the organ. The Prior,...

Saint Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch

October 17 – St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, surnamed Theophorus, which in Greek means “God-Bearer,” (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117), was probably a convert and disciple of St. John the Evangelist. We know nothing of his early life. The fourth-century Church historian, Eusebius, says that the Apostles Peter and Paul, who planted...

Sext on Wednesday

Wednesday at Sext – Short Lesson – As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” ~1 Peter 1: 15

Saint Teresa of Avila

October 15 – St. Teresa of Avila, Renewer of the Church – Also called St. Teresa of Jesus, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. Her book, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), is an integral part of Christian mysticism and...

The Dedication of the Church

October 13, Dedication of the Church – O God, you have promised through your Son to be with your Church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers and for the signs of your presence. Increase in us the spirit of faith and love, and make us worthy of...

Compline on Sunday

Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You have given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. ~Psalm 4:1