September 20, 2018

It feels like Summer is starting to come to an end. Labor Day is past, schools have started back, and we even had a very brief taste of cooler weather to come.


Even though I don’t get a summer break (now that I am no longer in school and since I don’t have any kids in...

June 28, 2018

In honor of the recent Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 25, learn a bit more about John the Baptist why he is an important figure in Christian, and other religions, traditions.

June 6, 2018

The season after Pentecost is sometimes called "Ordinary time." But summer at St. Brendan's is anything but ordinary!

May 30, 2018

What do a shamrock, an apple, and a fidget spinner have in common? They can all be used to illustrate the Trinity. Here is a quick roundup of various images, similes, metaphors, and analogies used to illustrate and explain the Trinity.

May 23, 2018

There is a lot to celebrate this week! This past Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost (which is also considered the birthday of the Church) and St. Brendan’s 31st birthday. And the celebration doesn’t stop there, it is also this blog’s one-year blogiversary.

April 18, 2018

I happened to be looking up the date for Easter next year and was curious about how the date for Easter is decided and why it hops around so much. Not only is there a very specific, and somewhat complicated, way to determine the date of Easter, but that this process ha...

March 22, 2018

We generally think of prayer as a something we read, say, or listen to. But prayer can also be a visual experience. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth 1,000 words.” Images (and all forms of visual arts) can often evoke rich nuance and meaning that cannot be replic...

March 14, 2018

Psalm 46:10 reads: “Be still and know that I am God.” In this week’s blog post, learn different ways to quiet your own thoughts and make space for God’s presence through contemplative prayer, meditation, and movement.

March 7, 2018

This past year at St. Brendan’s we have been regularly singing Taize during communion at our 10 am service. Taize, a form of contemporary liturgical song, was developed following World War II by an ecumenical Christian community in Taizé, France. Learn more about this...

February 28, 2018

This week’s blog post in the Lenten “Ways to Pray” series, looks at one way members of St. Brendan’s pray together—through the Community of Hope.

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