Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time • Year A

Jesus then came among us to show the way and imparted this mission to his followers who have passed it on to us. On this Father’s Day holiday we call to mind the exhortation to give as we have received. Our parents taught us the love of God, disciplined us in ways reminiscent of the eagle and its young. The message: to care about others as God has cared for us.

Augustine For Today


“That fear by which you fear being cast into hell with the devil is not yet chaste, since it does not come from love of God but from fear of punishment. But when you fear God in the sense that you do not wish to lose him, you embrace him, and you desire to enjoy him.”

            Sermon on 1 John 9, 5

This Day in Province History: June 21, 1796

Fr. Matthew Carr wrote to the Prior General requesting the formal establishment of the Order in the United States, with permission to receive novices and to admit candidates to religious profession.