Fraternal Correction Points

Fraternal Correction Points

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
(Herbert F. Smith, S.J.) Unless you are a model correction taker, be slow to give it.Correct like a friend and fellow sinner, not like an enemy.Knowing how you resent unjust correction, never inflict it.Harping on past faults is not correction but co ...

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St. Gregory the Great and Our Lady

St. Gregory the Great and Our Lady

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
Again, our prayers and well-wishes for all those beginning school in these weeks – whether at home or abroad! September 3rd is the feast of St. Gregory the Great who was pope from 590-604.  During his reign as pope, he endured a plague in Rome ...

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
We hope everyone is having a ‘peaceful’ return to school!  It is encouraging to see many parents involved in the education of their children this fall, especially religious instruction. Over the course of the last many months I have been try ...

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Fr. Walter Ciszek on Seeking the Kingdom of God

Fr. Walter Ciszek on Seeking the Kingdom of God

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This past week one of the meditations in the Magnificat struck me.  The following quote is from Fr. Walter Ciszek who was a Jesuit priest imprisoned by the communists in the Soviet Union for 23 years – some of them in solitary confinement. The ...

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Father Shelton RIP

Father Shelton RIP

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Our Lord called Fr. Jim Shelton to Himself.  Where do you start to write about this man who lived a truly human life many times over?  He was always a faithful Catholic.  It seemed as if he had adventure in hi ...

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Religious Education 2020

Religious Education 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
You may have noticed a few ‘new’ things around the campus this past weekend – four picnic tables by the pond and fresh-painted curbs.  Due to the cancellation of our diocesan WorkCamp, our teens did their own local WorkCamp entirely outdoors. ...

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Fr. Peter Fegan

Fr. Peter Fegan

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
You may have noticed a tall priest at Holy Trinity the last week.  Fr. Peter Fegan is a Dominican Friar who will be one of our full-time parochial vicars.  It is a bit of a homecoming for him as he grew up just off Vint Hill Road in Fauquier C ...

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Fr. Isaiah & Mr. Trevor Rowland

Fr. Isaiah & Mr. Trevor Rowland

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
This weekend will be the final weekend at Holy Trinity for Fr. Isaiah.  He will be returning to Uganda where his order, the Apostles of Jesus, has many apostolates.  We thank him for his dedicated service to God and the people of Holy Trinity ...

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4th of July 2020

4th of July 2020

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
On July 4, 1776 56 members of the Congress in the Colonies declared themselves independent of unjust English rule.  The signing of the Declaration of Independence serves as the date of independence for the United States of America.  How the no ...

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Peace vs Fear

Peace vs Fear

Posted by Reverend Thomas Vander Woude,
How often in the history of our nation – indeed the world – has there been civil strife?  How often has there been threat of contagion and disease?  Who found peace in those times?  Where did they find true peace – in their own hear ...

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