Friday, August 6, 2010

A Feast, and a Beginning.

"God our Father, in the transfigured glory of Christ your Son, you strengthen our faith by confirming the witness of your prophets, and show us the splendor of your beloved sons and daughters. As we listen to the voice of your Son, help us to become heirs to eternal life with him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever."
(Feast of the Transfiguration, Opening Collect)

This blog is dedicated to the transfigured glory of Christ and the strengthening of our faith as priests, seminarians, and lay faithful. We will give special attention to fostering an authentic and comprehensive renewal of Catholic parishes in our time. I send festal greetings to all of you from Transfiguration Catholic Church in Oakdale, Minnesota, in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, on this, the 71st Anniversary of the founding of our parish.

"Christ Jesus our Lord, shine in us! Christ Jesus our Lord, shine through us!"


  1. Our Lord Jesus is Everything!
    And His Holy Church is such a gift.
    Happy feast (a day late), Father.
    May the blessings of our Lord in this manifestation of His Glory give you every strength, inspiration and direction. Prayers from our little monastic community in Wisconsin.

  2. Thank you, "nazareth priest," for your greetings following the Feast of the Transfiguration. Your consecrated life of prayer and community is a great witness to me and to all parish priests. Do not ever wonder for a moment whether you are "making any difference"!