“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me’” (Mt 25:37-40).
As we continue our Lenten journey into the Paschal Mystery, our focus remains on the life of Jesus as he walked the ground that we walk. We are so privileged that his words have been captured in Sacred Scripture. Matthew 25:31-46, is an excellent example of his straight forward, no nonsense approach to preaching. His message is perfectly clear. Caring for the least among us is not … (read more…)
On our first full day in Vietnam earlier this month, Brother Daryl Charron and I joined Father Dien Truong, Peter Tam Hoang, and the three seminarians who would become Pledged Candidates the following week at the church where Father Dien often celebrates Mass for the 5:00 PM Sunday Eucharist. We arrived early and Dien introduced me to the pastor who was playing the piano in the church basement.
The pastor was ordained in 1973. He greeted me warmly in his black cassock, extending his hand with a warm smile. He was very hospitable, reaching into his cassock and pulling out a rosary made of seeds from the rural area in Vietnam where he grew up. The seeds were about the size of marbles, rough and raw. Though he didn’t speak much English, Dien translated for us. My first thought was that he must have studied with Dennis Schaab … (read more…)
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