The Three Pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, & Mercy
There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other. Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. Let no one try to separate them; they cannot be separated. If you have only one of them or not all together, you have nothin
Buddha Made Me a Better Christian
Today many of us find ourselves hyphenated. We are feminist catholics, gay catholics, ethnic catholics, social justice catholics, and of course Roman or Episcopal or Lutheran catholics,you name it. I invite you hyphenated people to share your experiences. Fallible leads off with his reflections on being a catholic buddhist. Buddhism today is a way many Christians have discovered a spirituality that enables us to move along the path from ignorance to enlightenment or in our wo
Welcome to Musings...
Welcome to Musings, the newest part of our web ministry here at Old Saint Mary’s, San Francisco. On this page we will feature the thought of some of our Paulist brothers. There will be quotes from Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker, the founder of the Paulist Fathers. Although he lived more than 150 years ago, many of his insights are very fitting in our day. We will also feature modern day musings, excerpts from the blogs of some of our current Paulist thinkers. From h