Ordinandi… (ii)

A.M.D.G. Secunda die infra Octavam Dormitionis B.M.V. [Septa die infra Octavam S. Laurentii] Carissimi, Ordinands… in my first post I touched on the process of formation, particularly in my own jurisdiction but primarily on the practical academic aspect. As we approach the retreat taking place during September’s Embertide, my thoughts have turned towards the “Scrutinies”…

Ordinandi…

A.M.D.G. Secunda die infra Octavam Dormitionis B.M.V. [Septa die infra Octavam S. Laurentii] Carissimi, Ordinands… My recent posts have been born from my own personal reflections whilst on retreat recently and although they do have a particular audience in mind, they are not meant as “sermons” though they may indeed have that “preachy air” about…

Cogitationes meas… (iv)

A.M.D.G. S. Ioannis Mariæ Vianney Carissimi, Today is a very special feast day for me as it is the Patronal Feast of the Oratory of St John Vianney, the priestly fraternity that I belong to. It seems wholly appropriate then to continue reflecting on the priesthood as we have these past few days. I ended…

Cogitationes meas… (iii)

A.M.D.G. S. Donato, Episcopo et Martyre Carissimi, Continuing my reflections from my retreat… Yesterday I reflected on how the invitation by Christ to the Apostles, “…Are you able to drink the cup that I drink…?” [Mark 10:35-40; Matthew 20:20-23] is shared by bishops in the continuation of that same Apostolic ministry, and in turn is asked…