St. Matthias

Not much is known about Saint Matthias the Apostle. He was not one of the original twelve disciples; rather, he was one who followed them around (“accompanying” them to be more specific) during Jesus’ three-year ministry, beginning with Jesus’ baptism by John until the day of Christ’s ascension into heaven, “accompanying” them until called by […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for March 4, 2018 Third Sunday in Lent THE READINGS First Reading: Exodus 20:1-17 1 Then God spoke all these words: 2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 […]

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St. Monica of Hippo

I invite along for my Lenten journey St. Monica of Hippo. I would like to say that I have long held Monica in esteem and studied her life, but I will be honest. I recently found her while googling “Who is the patron saint of patience?” I wanted to know who could help me with […]

Ignatius of Loyola

I nominate Ignatius of Loyola patron saint of life do-overs. Until 29, well into middle age in 1521, Ignatius lived the life of a warrior-knight, seeking the fame of Lancelot and Galahad and the storied Knights of the Roundtable. Then a cannon ball mangled his legs and destroyed his military career. During a long convalescence, […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will […]