Browsing the November 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

Browsing the November 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

11-29-2020 First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/29/20

I don’t think there is anyone who is not looking forward to turning the page on 2020. It’s been a tumultuous year in so many ways and I’m not going to further burden you by recalling what we’ve been through. When I read this weekend’s passage from Isaiah however, ... Read More »

November 22, 2020: The Gift of Prayer – Part 2

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/20/20

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus spoke the parable of the “talents,” which in his time were units of measure for precious metals. Today however, we understand talents to be unique skills or abilities individuals possess - e.g., singing, painting, writing, etc. Whether precious metals or innate abilities, the lesson ... Read More »

November 15, 2020: The Gift of Prayer - Part 1

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/13/20

The Lord Jesus says: “I am the Light of the World. No follower of mine shall wander in the dark; he shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). In his book, An Introduction to the Devout Life, (Free Book Download) Saint Francis de Sales articulates in clear, compelling ... Read More »

Writings of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity – Heaven in Faith

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 11/03/20

November 8th is the feast day of our parish patroness – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. That being so, I thought it would be nice to share with you an excerpt from one of her writings, titled Heaven in Faith.

In August of 1906, three months prior to her ... Read More »