Author Archives: Bishop Ed Jansen

The Church Is Dying; What Do We Do Next?

M. Rev. Ed Jansen and Rev. Dr. Trish Gaffney Recently, after watching a movie about the life of Francis of Assisi and the growth of the Franciscan Order, we began to consider the questions, “What does it mean to be a … Continue reading

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03 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio St. Gregory Nazianzen (329-390) After his baptism at 30, Gregory gladly accepted his friend Basil’s invitation to join him in a newly founded monastery. The solitude was broken when Gregory’s father, a … Continue reading

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02 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio   St. Basil the Great (329-379) Basil was on his way to becoming a famous teacher when he decided to begin a religious life of gospel poverty. After studying various modes of … Continue reading

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01 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio Mary, Mother of God Mary’s divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. She consents to … Continue reading

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01 January – Daily Reading of the Rule of St. Benedict

  January 1, May 2, September 1 Prologue L I S T E N  carefully, my child, to your master’s precepts, and incline the ear of your heart (Prov. 4:20). Receive willingly and carry out effectively your loving father’s advice, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Humanity and Diversity

MANY STEPS from Takayuki Akachi on Vimeo.

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Stabat Mater (Sorrowful Mother)

Stabat Mater At the cross her station keeping, Stood the mournful Mother weeping, Close to Jesus to the last. Through her heart, his sorrow sharing, All his bitter anguish bearing, Now at length the sword had passed. Oh, how sad … Continue reading

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Church Responsibility and Authority

“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;  and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19) . There once lived a queen in a kingdom where she ruled with love and compassion. Her … Continue reading

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16 Didache Chapter 16

Didache 16:1 Be watchful for your life; let your lamps not be quenched and your loins not ungirdled, but be ye ready; for ye know not the hour the hour in which our Lord cometh. Didache 16:2 And ye shall gather yourselves … Continue reading

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15 Didache Chapter 15

  Didache 15:1 Appoint for yourselves therefore bishops and deacons worthy of the Lord, men who are meek and not lovers of money, and true and approved; for unto you they also perform the service of the prophets and teachers. … Continue reading

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