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November 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

November 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Church's view on meditation

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/26/18

What is the Church’s view of meditation (as silent sitting and “connect with your body”)?

          When it comes to “meditation” as described in this question, the Church found it necessary to formally address this question in 1989 by way of a letter to bishops issued from the Congregation ... Read More »

Rule of St. Benedict/ Last Name of the Holy Family

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/19/18

What is the St. Benedict Rule?

           Our parish patron, St. Benedict, is known to be among the earliest in the Church to formally move from a life “in the world” to establish a formal way of religious living within community separated from worldly influences.   The communal way of ... Read More »

Understanding Purgatory

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/12/18

A review of the Church’s understanding of purgatory.

 During November, our Church offers greater attention to the faithful departed.  Through the celebration of All Saints and All Souls, we are invited both to reflect on the virtues and heavenly life of the saints and to intercede on behalf of ... Read More »

Vocation Story

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/05/18

National Vocations Awareness Week Special:  How did you find your vocation?

           Providentially, as this week is National Vocations Awareness Week, I could think of no better time to answer this recently asked question about discovering my vocation.

          My own story of “finding” my vocation goes back to ... Read More »


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