A few kind words from our readers….
March 26, 2014:
April 15, 2014
I’ve been thinking about how to express the gift I’ve found in Praedicare and all the many offerings at St. Dominic’s to enrich one’s faith. It came to me as we entered Holy Week. I’m a relatively a new Catholic from another parish. When I was preparing for my Confirmation two years ago, I was profoundly moved by the experience of Holy Thursday and the ritual of the Foot Washing. You might wonder how this could have anything to do with the Praedicare blog, but it has everything to do with what I learned about “giving and receiving” love that first Holy Thursday…that there are other opportunities for “giving and receiving” in day-to-day life for us to practice Jesus’ commandment, “Love one another, as I have loved you.” …and to be more conscious of our intended role in it — both the giving part and the willingness to receive from others.
Praedicare is truly one of those opportunities. It is so much more than a blog…
Ø It is sometimes a “good friend” talking with you, giving you an “inside look” on some aspect of their way of living in faith, so you might enrich your life.
Ø It is often a guide to engage yourself in a way to broaden your perspective or to grow in faith that always seems to be inviting you to belong, even if it is only in the distance.
Ø It is a source to giving and receiving wisdom, knowledge, and insight to bring the liturgical seasons to life.
Ø It is a living example of “loving one another” just by witnessing how the priests and other special writers share so generously with one another.
Ø It is also a practical guide to keep you informed so you are never left out.
Ø It has rippling influences; because it is meant to be shared with others…it has brought light to many friends in my parish.
Ø Sometimes, it is really funny and brings the gift of a good laugh!
For all these reasons and more… I’m deeply grateful for Praedicare and St. Dominic’s. Thank you Fr. Isaiah Mary Molano, Fr. Michael Hurley (Pastor), Fr. Emmanuel Taylor, and all the Dominican Brothers who work together to show us what it means to “give and receive love” by their actions.
I belong to another parish, but St. Dominic’s was highly recommended to me as a place of “sanctifying grace.” Amen.