The Sacred Heart: A Sunday Message

“When we appeal to the throne of grace we do so through Mary, honoring God by honoring His Mother, imitating Him by exalting her, touching the most responsive chord in the sacred heart of Christ with the sweet name of Mary.” ~St. Robert Bellarmine   In the name of the Father and of the Son … [Read more…]

The Practice of Compassion: A Sunday Message

  The lesson is taken from the words of the Holy Prophet Mani:  “You are the sons of the day and the sons of Light; fight yet a little while, O sons of Light, and you will be victorious; he who evades his burden will lose his bedchamber! Support one another, my brothers, do not … [Read more…]

Steps on the Journey: A Sunday Message

The lesson is taken from the Great Book of the Mandaeans: From the day when I came to love the Life, from the day when my heart came to love the Truth, I no longer have trust in anything in the world. In father and mother, I have no trust in the world. In brothers … [Read more…]

Holy Wisdom, A Sunday Message

The lesson is taken from the words of the Holy Prophet Mani:  The man whose mind is full of light is the one to whom belongs wisdom; as soon as he hears truth he welcomes it to himself; but he whose mind is without light, who is alien to it, does not take it to … [Read more…]

An Ash Wednesday Message

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Ash Wednesday is upon us.  As we in the Priory of the Rose Cross follow the Western Rite/Gregorian calendar we celebrate this day which is a day of fasting and repentance.  Ash Wednesday is the precursor to the Lenten … [Read more…]

Eucharistic Adoration: A Sunday Message

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. For in this way our Lord is ever present among those who believe in him, according to what He said: “Behold, I am with you all days even to the consummation of the world.” (Mt. 28, 20) – St. … [Read more…]

The Contemplative Life: A sunday message

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. For the Sunday message for this week I am going to focus on a personal practice of mine that has been a portion of the core of my esoteric walk as a Priest and even before as a Frater … [Read more…]

An Unplanned Teaching

This week’s Sunday message will not be about the readings in the Lectionary.  Rather I want to talk about what happened to me today. I was in a severe car wreck.  It was not my fault and the events that transpired were out of my control.  One moment I was fine, driving to my secular … [Read more…]