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This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steal; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays kings, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien in The Hobbit             Msgr. Magee’s homily on Wednesday, the 14th of March 2018 spoke some thoughts that I had been seeking to […]



I can think of a few off the top of my head. Just to get a peak of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David, people will put themselves through all sorts of inconveniences, travel thousands of miles, wait in long lines in the early morning and in the rain, hoping that they will be […]

Remembering God’s Deeds in Our Lives

Since entering the seminary and incorporating the Liturgy of the Hours into my spiritual life I’ve begun to realize how essential the psalms are for prayer. One of my favorites is Psalm 92 – the following is a small excerpt from it: “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to make music to […]


To pray is to desire

St. Augustine beautifully expresses a principle that is well known to the spiritual masters, namely that desire is essential, in the following words: “For it is your heart’s desire that is your prayer; and if your desire continues uninterrupted, your prayer continues also.” Recently I have been re-reading St. Theresé of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul and I […]

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia speaks during a press conference with a delegation from Pennsylvania at the Vatican March 25. A delegation of government, religious and community leaders from Pennsylvania were meeting with Vatican officials to plan the Sept. 22-27, 2015, World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (March 25, 2014) See FAMILY-PHILADELPHIA March 25, 2014.

Interview Wednesday – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

SemCasual Podcast is pleased to bring you “Interview Wednesdays”, where we sit down and talk with exciting guests about everything from the grassroots of their faith to the passions that drive their creativity and enterprises, in short, the things that make them who they are! In this week’s episode, we sit down with Charles J. […]

Episode 11 – Mind, Body, and Spirit; Lent, Seminary Formation, and President Trump Collide

SemCasual Podcast, bringing you “Seminary Life with a Twist,” where we talk about things that matter to us, Catholic news that you should know about, various theological or philosophical questions, the saint of the upcoming week, and life at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary! In this week’s episode: 1’45” – Prayers of the second Sunday of […]

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