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, 13 November 2023 00:00

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, November 13

Love justice, you who judge the earth; think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in integrity of heart . . . For the Spirit of the Lord fills the world,
is all-embracing, and knows what humans say. (Wis 1:1-7)
Yes, God knows us better than we know ourselves. This week we will explore the Book of Wisdom. I always think of my grandmother’s wisdom: “Do the best you can, that’s all the angels can do.” Mother Cabrini founded a community of sisters who welcomed and cared for immigrants as Christ. Perhaps, Mother Cabrini has some wisdom for our world today! The pictures are of my grandmother, Minnie Goetting Torp (1906-1987), daughter of German immigrants, and Mother Cabrini (1850-1917), an Italian immigrant. The song, No Soy de Aquí, No Soy de Allá, is by Argentine singer and composer, Facundo Cabral (1937-2011), who said, "Every morning is good news, every child that is born is good news, every just man is good news, every singer is good news, because every singer is one less soldier."

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