He Is Calling You – Br. Geoffrey Tristram

Mark 10:45-52

I love books of old photographs, and I particularly like the classic works of such as Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier Bresson. I recently came across two photos placed side by side, and they made a powerful impression on me. The first one was the sort of thing you get in magazines like ‘Hello’ or ‘People’. It was a society photo, a cocktail party, with lots of wealthy, well-dressed and fashionable people. Continue reading

He Went Away Sad – Br. David Vryhof

Mark 10:17-22

“And the young man went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” Mark 10:22

Several years ago I was looking through postcards in a bookshop when I came across a card with a quotation from “Sister Mary Tricky.” Now I have no idea if “Sister Mary Tricky” is a real person or the figment of someone’s imagination, but the quote has stayed with me for quite some time now. Continue reading

Consecration of Robert J. O’Neill Bishop Coadjutor, Episcopal Diocese of Colorado – Br. Curtis Almquist

Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 96:1-8; Galatians 6:14-18; Matthew 11:25-30

Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) was a witness to Christ in ways beautiful, charismatic, and extreme. He was a person of deep prayer and great compassion. He lived in an age of tremendous suffering, systemic corruption, and voracious spiritual hunger. He greeted these opportunities with courage, the unquenchable power of love, and a pal­pable freedom of the Spirit. He saw himself and his followers as “God’s jug­glers,” mediating reconciliation within a divided church and witnessing to Christ’s joy to revive the hearts of the faithful. Continue reading