Frassati Reflection: At Midnight, in Bethlehem, in Piercing Cold

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. It’s that time of year again! I’m recycling this post from a few years back to remind you all that the St. Andrew Christmas Novena starts today: Today begins the St. Andrew Christmas Novena, also called the Christmas Anticipation Prayer. I first heard about this tradition a few years ago, … More Frassati Reflection: At Midnight, in Bethlehem, in Piercing Cold

Over at Every Sacred Sunday: The Heart of a Servant

All the things we pray that God would free us from in the Litany of Humility, all these things we cling to so tightly—love, honor, praise, esteem, attention, approval—are exactly the things that make us miserable and enslave us to the world. The Lord wants to lift us beyond the bounds of earthly happiness, and … More Over at Every Sacred Sunday: The Heart of a Servant

Frassati Reflection: Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Today we celebrate the feast of our patron, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. As we remember the life of this remarkable young man, let us reflect on four key components of his spirituality, the four pillars of our Frassati Fellowship of NYC. Adoration of Christ in the Eucharist The Eucharist was … More Frassati Reflection: Feast of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Frassati Reflection: Finding God in Times of Trial

Originally posted at Frassati Reflections. Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,he is able to help those who are being tested.—Hebrews 2:18 All around the sick and all around the poor I see a special light which we do not have.—Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati During these times of trial, we may begin to … More Frassati Reflection: Finding God in Times of Trial

Highlights of 2020

I don’t know if “highlights” is really the appropriate word for 2020…lowlights? Shadows? Bright spots amid the dumpster fire? Woof, what a year. • Spent January and February living my normal life: working in an actual office, teaching CCD, attending Frassati events, volunteering with the Sisters of Life, hanging out with friends, going to parties, … More Highlights of 2020