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50 Years of the New Mass: Maria Laach Abbey (13)

50 Years of the New Mass: Maria Laach Abbey (13)

Maria Laach Abbey is a German Benedictine monastery located in Glees, in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Founded in the 11th century, the abbey has remained active, except for a time during the 19th century when it became a Jesuit scholasticate. Returning to its Benedictine vocation in 1892, it is now part of the Beuron congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict. It ... Lire la suite »

Lent with Bossuet: Meditations on the Gospel (8)

Lent with Bossuet: Meditations on the Gospel (8)

The Character of Humiliation and Death  It was after having said: “They have pierced my hands and my feet,” (Ps. 21:17, 28) that David had added: “All the ends of the earth shall remember and shall be converted to the Lord.” He saw, therefore, that it was at this price that He was to buy these new people. Their redemption ... Lire la suite »

Remember, Man, That Thou Art Dust!

Remember, Man, That Thou Art Dust!

Dear faithful, Two weeks ago, the liturgy reminded us of the great fragility of humans: “Memento homo quia pulvis es et in pulverem reverteris – Remember man, that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” The priest joined this word with a very strong sign of marking our foreheads with the sign of the cross with blessed ashes. ... Lire la suite »

Sermon for Times of Epidemics

Sermon for Times of Epidemics

On Saturday March 10, 2020, a Mass for times of epidemics was celebrated in the Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet church in Paris. In his sermon, Fr. Denis Puga emphasized the need to turn towards the Lord, especially in times of an epidemic. Now is not the time to empty the holy water fonts, to close the churches, or to deny the ... Lire la suite »

Lent with Bossuet – Meditations on the Gospel (6)

Lent with Bossuet – Meditations on the Gospel (6)

Jesus was to spend all His life in persecution, in perils, with precautions, and, so to speak, in a continuous flight because of the hatred of the Jews. Nevertheless, when it was necessary, and at the most solemn times, Jesus appeared in Jerusalem in order that the light of the Gospel might be spread from there into the whole country, ... Lire la suite »