Updates from the Richmond Catholic Diocese

Of Wizards and Men

One of my favorite moments in the legendarium of J.R.R. Tolkien is the arrival of the wizard Gandalf on the shores of Middle-Earth as recounted in Appendix B of The […]

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The Adoration of the Shepherds

The Transformation of the Shepherds

And so we have come, Lady, Our day’s work done, Our love, our hopes, ourselves, We give to your Son. This is the final stanza of The Shepherd’s Carol, by […]

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Lesson From Lepanto

“White founts falling in the courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all […]

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The Apostles of Virginia

In 1849, the English priest Fr. Frederick William Faber wrote a now famous hymn entitled “Faith of our Fathers” of the English Martyrs. The first verse and the refrain go […]

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On the Ministry of Acolyte

            On January 31st, the Feast of St. John Bosco, six of my classmates at Theological College and I were instituted as acolytes while another six seminarians, including Charlottesville’s own […]

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In service to one another

Jesus is true God and true man.  November 10th, is the feast of St. Leo the Great, who lived in the 400s and served the Church as a deacon and […]

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My Story About the Little Flower

“I feel my mission is soon to begin, to make others love God as I do, to teach others my ‘little way.’ I will spend my Heaven doing good upon […]

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Martyrs of the Commonwealth

“Because zeal for your house has consumed me, I am scorned by those who scorn you.” Psalm 69:10   On September 10th, 1570, decades before the English established Jamestown, the […]

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