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.

Saturday, 06 June 2020 12:40


When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.” (Mt 5:1-4)

When I was a seminarian at Saint Meinrad, Indiana, there was a celebration of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy once a week. I remember the beautiful Communion chant, the Beatitudes: ♫“Remember us, O Lord, when you are in your kingdom. Blessed are those who are poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Remember us, O Lord, when you are in your kingdom.”♫

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