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Wednesday Witness: Private Little Wars

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend I was blessed to make my fourth annual silent retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House at Demontreville, near Lake Elmo, Minnesota. My two eldest sons went with me for a weekend of rest, reflection and spiritual rejuvenation.

The music that is played over the weekend ranges from ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of August 11-12, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we celebrated the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus continues and strengthens His Bread of Life discourses. In this time of summer vacation and recreation, Fr. Newton's homily reminds us  that, we need spiritual renewal. Like Elijah in the desert, we can feel exhausted and ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Be the Bedrock

Posted by Jim Thorp

Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of August 4-5, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we celebrated the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus begins the Bread of Life discourses, in which he teaches that He is the Bread of Life come down from heaven. These teachings are not found in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke), but only in John, ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Is This Seat Taken?

Posted by Jim Thorp

This is the latest in a weekly series of blog posts from Jim Thorp. If you like what you read, please check back each Wednesday for more. Past posts are available on The Net main page.

Have you ever been a guest at a friend’s home and found yourself ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of July 28-29, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we celebrated the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, featuring the miraculous account of Jesus feeding five thousand men with five barley loaves and two fish. Among other things, the story teaches us that Jesus uses what little we have to do incredible things—when we live in God's grace, ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: Learning to Surrender

Posted by Jim Thorp

This is the latest in a weekly series of blog posts from Jim Thorp. If you like what you read, please check back each Wednesday for more. Past posts are available on The Net main page.

Last weekend was a whirlwind. We hosted a graduation party for our second son, Gabe, ... Read More »

Guillermo Cruz Presentación

Posted by Jim Thorp

Aquí pueden escuchar la predicación de Guillermo Cruz.

Readings and Homilies for the Weekend of July 21-22, 2018 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Last weekend we celebrated the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, featuring the gospel account of inviting his followers to a deserted place to rest, only to find the crowds waiting for Him when they arrive, "like sheep without a shepherd." Deacon Fred recounted the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached ... Read More »

Wednesday Witness: What Are We Doing Here?

Posted by Jim Thorp

This is the second  in a weekly series of blog posts from Jim Thorp. If you like what you read, please check back each Wednesday for more. Last week’s post is here.

One of the spiritual practices I am trying to cultivate in my life these days is holy ... Read More »