Category Archives: Catholic Church

SEEKING SOLANUS

SEEKING SOLANUS CASEY by Charles McKelvy When I attended the Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit, I thought that was it. I considered myself fortunate to have a friend … Continue reading

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SILENCE IN THE CITY

My friend Mark Barrett and I traveled to Chicago Sunday to worship and commune with the Roman Catholic Benedictine monks of the Monastery of the Holy Cross.  Continuing a centuries-old tradition, the monks live according to the Rule of St. … Continue reading

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SUNDAY READING

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SUNDAY SOJOURN

My travels last Sunday took me on a soulful sojourn to the Monastery of the Holy Cross in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Here are some photographic highlights:  

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GOOD FRIDAY

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UPON REFLECTION

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MONKS ON THE MOVE

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SANCTUARY IN THE CITY

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GROWING THEIR OWN IN DETROIT

(Detroit, Michigan) You may have noticed by now that this blog is all about the good news of people helping people, ,and so I would like to pass along this report from the Capuchin Soup Kitchen at 1820 Mt. Elliott … Continue reading

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HAPPY SAINT BENEDICT DAY!

On behalf of the worldwide Benedictine community of Monks and Oblates, I wish you all a Happy Saint Benedict Day.  According to Pope Francis: Benedict was born around the year 480 and lived during the Dark Ages, which followed the … Continue reading

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THE CHRISM MASS

(Kalamazoo, Michigan) I was pleased to represent Saint Agnes Catholic Church, along with Stephanie Mitschelen, at the Chrism Mass Tuesday at Saint Augustine Cathedral. We were joined by our Parochial Vicar, Father Vanathaiyan Savarimuthu, MSFS, and St. Mary of the … Continue reading

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PALM SUNDAY

 

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SOLEMN VESPERS

(Chicago, Illinois) The Monastery of the Holy Cross rang in the New Year on December 31, 2018 with First Vespers of Mary, Mother of God.  The monastery’s choir-in-residence, Schola Laudis, performed the “Mystical Antiphons” of Josquin des Pres, and the … Continue reading

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HOLY NAME

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