From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

The Eclipse

Posted by Renee Molner on 7/20/17

Don’t worry… too much. You have a month to prepare… for the worst. But as the saying goes, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.On Monday, August 21 this year, a total eclipse of the sun will slice a 70-mile-wide path of darkness through the state of ... Read More »

The Secret of Fatima

Posted by Renee Molner on 7/14/17

So there is a piece of news I might have said something about, but I didn’t. At the time I couldn’t work it in. So better late than never. Fatima is an unusual name in the Christian west. It is the name of Muhammad’s youngest daughter who became the ... Read More »

Free as a Bird

Posted by Renee Molner on 7/07/17

Enough seriousness. Birds fly south for the winter, north for the summer. Me too. I’ve been going to Haiti in the winter and to upstate New York and Canada during the summer. I am a bird person.Before I came to the monastery, I had 25 parrots. I had a ... Read More »

Reflecting on PACEM IN TERRIS

Posted by Renee Molner on 6/29/17

Happy Fourth of July! Again we are blessed to celebrate our freedom. As our Congress is debating a budget for this nation… how much to spend, how much to cut, on what, from what, it is good to think about the truth we hold to be self-evident. Not just ... Read More »

Always Distinguish

Posted by Renee Molner on 6/23/17

People like me who grew up listening to shows that later moved to TV may remember the famous opening line, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” Only The Shadow knows. But it is a good question, a serious question. Because much of the evil that ... Read More »

Marriage and Children

Posted by Renee Molner on 6/15/17

Last weekend, I was at Notre Dame University to officiate at the wedding of a Priory alumnus. Getting there was hell. There was a 100-mile long super parking lot called Interstate 80 that I had to crawl through with my car in order to reach South Bend. But it ... Read More »

Restarting

Posted by Renee Molner on 6/08/17

If you own a Mac computer, you may be familiar with the spinning pinwheel (or beach ball) of death. I’m sure PCs have a similar signal. It is your hard drive’s message to you that it is a split second away from death. Every time I restart my computer, ... Read More »

To the Family

Posted by Renee Molner on 6/02/17

Welcome to June!!! Until I came to Saint Louis, I always thought of this month as the one when grade schools and high schools let out for the summer. As far as work ending and summer beginning for teachers, it is still in June. Yet, other more important things ... Read More »

Remembering

Posted by Renee Molner on 6/01/17

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of Summer. Remembering the servicemen and women who have given their lives for our country is a good way to remember our history. Last week, I traveled to a part of our country where the roots of our history sink deepest and ... Read More »

Iconic

Posted by Jodie Smith on 5/18/17

For the last ten years, The Oratory of Saints Gregory and Augustine has occupied the Saint Anselm Parish Center chapel and lower level of the Parish Center to provide Mass and community activities for a dedicated group of people who desire to worship in the traditional Latin Tridentine rite. ... Read More »

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