3 January, The Holy Name of Jesus

This will be my last entry until I get settled in at Santa Croce in Gerusalemmme in Rome. I leave tomorrow on the wings of...

Packing for the Eternal City

My dear friends Christopher and Lisa Hoffer–Schaefer and Nadine Casey spent their New Year’s Day afternoon and evening helping me pack. I would never have...

Adoro Te Devote, Latens Deitas

Caesar van Everdingen painted this magnificent Holy Family in 1660. Saint Joseph, with the open book of the Scriptures on his lap, appears absorbed by...

Saint Joseph, Advocate and Defender

A Priest’s Prayer to Saint Joseph Saint Joseph, I take you this day as my advocate and defender, my counselor and my friend. Open your...