Thanksgiving in St. Augustine

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.  It is a holiday instituted by George Washington and confirmed by Abraham Lincoln for the fourth Thursday of November.  Both presidents explain that Thanksgiving is for the express pu ...

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Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
The week before last I was on retreat with a number of other priests from around the northeast.  During meals we listened to a book on tape about a recently Beatified Bishop.  His name was Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.  Have you ever heard of him? I ...

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Popes of Our Times

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Recently, I glanced at a secular newspaper and saw an interesting statistic.  Of the last nine popes – going back to Blessed Pius XI (1846-1878) – three have been canonized: Pius X, John XXIII and John Paul II; two have been beatified: Pius XI and P ...

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Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Thank you to Deb Kromer, Penny Starrs and their crew who pulled together our 10k/5k/fun run. Thank you to everyone who participated as well! The families of active duty personnel who died on duty will be grateful. Today, we celebrate the dedication of ...

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