Father B. Jerabek, J.C.L.Birmingham, Alabama (older posts from Rome, Italy)
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As we continue our Advent preparation and near the feast of Christmas, my heart is filled with gratitude for so many things, including you, those who read my blog. I have not been able to post much over these past … Continue reading →
It is fairly common to see people making the sign of the cross when the priest says the words, “May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.” Yet, that sign … Continue reading →
Are we guaranteed to go to heaven simply by praying the Rosary faithfully each day? Depending on which quotations (prooftexts?) you read from the saints, you might be led to think that. Many publications quote such things precisely to encourage … Continue reading →
I would sure appreciate any prayers you can spare for two special intentions. Thank you!
Thanks to a kind reader who sent some books from my Amazon wish list. I don’t know who you are — but God does. Prayers!
Please note that I have written an update to this post here. You may want to read this post first, then go to the new one for some further precision on this matter. A friend was commenting to me at … Continue reading →
Several years ago I made recordings of the first three Eucharistic prayers in Spanish, for a brother priest (fellow native English speaker) who wanted to practice. For some English speakers who are learning Spanish, I think, it can be easier … Continue reading →
I’ve written on several occasions about the excellent Cloistered Dominican Sisters of St. Jude in Marbury, Alabama. Today I received their latest newsletter, and see that they are again in need of a special boost so that they can replace … Continue reading →
One spring during my period of studies in Rome, I spent Holy Week at a parish in Edinburgh, Scotland and assisted with the sacred functions there. It was there that I saw, for the first time, a beautiful prayer for … Continue reading →
A wonderful devotion, which we get to experience every Friday here in my parish, is Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. And we follow the usual format for it: we sing the Tantum Ergo, then priest or deacon sings the … Continue reading →
Saint Joseph has worked great miracles in my parish, starting with a major (and urgent) exterior renovation that was completed in the past couple of years – and many other things besides. In recent months I’ve been reflecting upon how … Continue reading →
I had an interesting insight tonight while praying with a wonderful group of men and boys that meets at my parish. As the meeting began we all knelt down to say an opening prayer from their prayer book. Facing the … Continue reading →