Browsing the 2019 archive of Saint Anselm Blog

Street Litany for the Murdered: For the beloved of El Paso and Dayton

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/04/19

Response: SAVE US O GOD

 

From the brutality of murder and violence...

From the hardship of poverty and loss...

From the addiction of drugs and alcohol...

 

From the fear of isolation and hardship...

From the evil of war and hatred...

From the corruption of sin and darkness...

 

From the terror of gunshots and ... Read More »

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter 2019

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 5/26/19

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter 2019

In these politically testy times there are certain topics preachers are warned to avoid. I know I am not supposed to support any candidate by name from the pulpit, not supposed to espouse explicitly any partisan position during the homily, and the ... Read More »

A Prayer for Memorial Day 2019

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 5/26/19

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A prayer for Memorial Day weekendIn the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts,let each of us name and call on the One whose power over usis great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing...You who created us,who sustain us,who call us to live in peace,hear our ... Read More »

Easter 2019

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 4/27/19

It doesn't seem possible, Lord, that just a week ago this morning I was in church with some good friends, preparing the sanctuary for the Easter Vigil... A fire needed to be prepared, the font needed to be washed and filled, the new Paschal Candle was unpacked and ... Read More »