Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time • Year C

Like the father, the shepherd and the woman in Jesus’ parables, Moses ventures out to bring back what has been lost. It is more than just seeking or offering forgiveness. Moses and the brother’s father do not merely stand and wait for something to happen. They make it happen. They take the action needed for reconciliation

Augustine For Today


“When we cherish a constant desire along with the practice of faith, hope, and love, we ‘pray always’ … For the effect of our prayer will be in proportion to the fervor of the desire which goes into its making.”

            Letter 130, 9, 18

This Day in Province History: September 10, 1899

Apostolic Delegate Sebastiano Martinelli, O.S.A. presided at the blessing and opening of the chapel of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Staten Island, a new foundation for the province in the Archdiocese of New York.