All are welcome in this place
Come visit our place of comfort and peace during these chaotic times. Enjoy the words of Father Richard Mangini, a Catholic priest and beloved retired pastor of Saint Bonaventure Catholic Community in Concord, California.
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November 1, 2020 It was not until the mid 9th century, that European Catholics began to celebrate the feast of all the Saints. After almost a thousand years, there were too many good people to name and to remember. Simply, there were not enough days in the year. Soon after, there sprang up today’s commemoration. Continue reading “All Saint’s Day”
(Below are some of Father Mangini’s reflections, which he posts in the spirit of encouraging sharing and discussion in the comments at the end of the page.) As I turn 80 years old, I wonder first of all how I got to 80. From time to time over the years, as I attended someone else’sContinue reading “As I Turn Eighty…“
What crime did our patron saint, Ignatius of Antioch commit to anger the Roman Emperor who lived 800 miles away in the year circa 100? He talked about Jesus as the Son of God that implied that the Emperor was not God. St. Ignatius was guilty of sedition — of trying to undermine and unseatContinue reading “XXIX Sunday: October 18, 2020”
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