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These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Monday, 22 November 2021 00:00

Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, November 22

Responsorial Psalm (Dan 3)
R.    Glory and praise for ever! 
“Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers,
 praiseworthy and exalted above all forever; 
And blessed is your holy and glorious name,
 praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages.” 
R.    Glory and praise for ever!
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/112221.cfm
How fitting on this feast of Saint Cecilia, we sing this beautiful hymn of the Three Youths in the Fiery Furnace! Saint Cecilia is one of the young women martyrs of the early church. Because of the method of her martyrdom she is the patron saint of musicians and choirs.

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