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Father Alfred Delp (1907-1945) was a Jesuit priest. He was a German convert who fell into the hands of the Nazis during World War II. As he awaited in solitary confinement his accusers had shackled...

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Why am I here?

My mind does not process mechanical things.  The things that are mechanical that I fix or work on in my garage, I do so by rote.  This is   because someone has taken the time to show me.  I’m not...

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Who or what do you love?

I have a memory of walking down St Paul’s street in St Catherines. I am about 7 years old and walking beside my mom. I am carrying a case. In the case is a steel clarinet—a one piece clarinet in a...

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I’ve got the power!

I’ve got the power!

Deep inside of you there is something very powerful. Everyone has this power! People are using this power, virtually every day of their lives! This power is developed at a very young age and stays...

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Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch, that hurts! Pain, it hurts. Pain—it comes at you from all sources. Known sources, unexpected sources—and it hits you sometimes at difficult moments. Not fondly, but I remember the pain of my...

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The Right Kind of Greeting

The Right Kind of Greeting

Is it ‘Merry Christmas?’  Is it ‘Season’s Greetings?’ Or,  is it—leave me alone I don’t care?  Well, here I go skating on some thin ice—hopefully it won’t break. Perhaps you have heard the following...

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Advent–what’s that?

Advent–what’s that?

This is the Christmas season, the holiday season, or sometimes referred to as Advent. Advent is an old English term, from the Latin adventus ‘arrival’, from advenire, from ad- ‘to’ + venire ‘come’....

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Being Near Jesus

Being Near Jesus

Author: Rev. Peter Cusick Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968  once said: “Yes, Jesus, I want to be on your right or your left side, not for any selfish reason. I want to be on your right or your left...

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