Greetings from Me to You…

Travel, illness, and work on the SLJ concert have sidelined me from my blog. Today’s post is a simple update on the concert. By tomorrow, I plan to review Sunday gospels from the end of Ordinary Time up through wherever we will be in the church year. At this point, nearly 25% of tickets have […]

St. Louis Jesuit Final Concert announcement

Forty-six years after recording Neither Silver Nor Gold and more than fifty years after Foley, Schutte, and Dufford began composing music for the liturgy, we five have committed ourselves to one final concert as the St. Louis Jesuits. We wish to give thanks to any and all who have found this music a help to […]

Back to Review – 7th Sunday Ordinary Time: “Love my WHAT???”

Love your enemy? Lend without expecting repayment??? Judge not and you will not be judged? Condemn not and you will not be condemned? Jesus, can we talk???  

Back to Review – 6th Sunday Ordinary Time: Sermon on the Plain

Matthew’s gospel pictures Jesus ascending the mountain to speak to his disciples. “Seeing the crowds, he went up the mountain and his disciples came to him. He opened his mouth and taught them saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit…” Luke, on the other hand, places Jesus on a broad plain in the midst of […]

Back to Review – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time: Call of Simon Peter

Here’s my story and interpretation of Luke 5. And I’m sticking to it.  

Back to Review – 4th Sunday Ordinary Time – Jesus rejected by his own…

What did Jesus do or say in the synagogue to his neighbors that they would take him to the edge of the hill to push him over? Let’s consider…  

Brief Review of Luke’s Gospel – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

I’d like to catch up (since I’ve been on the road for the past 5 weeks) with brief reviews of Luke’s gospel and how it begins to illustrate for us the “playing field” of encounter with Jesus and his teachings. Jesus entered the synagogue in his home town of Nazareth and read the passage from […]

Announcing… The Last Waltz of the SLJs

  As of this afternoon, John Foley, SJ, Bob Dufford, SJ, Dan Schutte, Roc O’Connor, SJ, and Tim Manion have agreed to gather in St. Louis for one last concert to celebrate our association over these past decades. Tom Kavanaugh & Roc will produce the concert whose date has yet to be determined. Tom, along […]

Merry Christmas! A Christmas Eve Homily for the Christmas Season…

Happy New Year to you all! And, since it is still the Christmas season (AHEM!), even though we’re constantly told it was over the day after Christmas sales ended, Merry Christmas! I was delighted to be asked to preside at the midnight Mass for the School Sisters of St. Francis (at 6:30 pm!). And wish to […]

4th Sunday Advent – “Messiah” Staged / Word & Music Contextualized in Gripping Manner…

This is not your grandmother’s version of the Messiah by G.F. Handel in any way, shape, or form. Here’s what one person wrote to describe the context set by the stage version: “There’s basically a businessman whose wife is cheating on him with his older brother. Also, his younger brother is a drug-addict pariah. One […]

Perfect Chaos

God's Perfect Purpose in a Chaotic World

Early Music Now

Across Borders - Across Time

Gretchen McCulloch

Internet Linguist


Joy is the product of enduring faith.


AM Roselli's art & writing site

lillian the home poet

rejuvenatement - not retirement

The Feels

Feel Good News 24/7

Elihu's Corner

press on to know the lord


Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice. Choose hope.

Timothy R. Baldwin

teacher and writer


Sharing My Love of Symbols

The Lace In My Head Mirrors the Cosmic Mind

The cosmos is also within us. We are made of star dust. We are a way that the cosmos can know itself. Carl Sagan

Disarmed by Love

A force like no other. To be known and loved.

Live the Essentials

Insights from the mishaps and adventures of a religious brother

Post it Notes from my Idiot Boss

delivered directly to my computer monitor on an all too regular basis...

National Media Museum blog

We explore the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives.

Envisioning The American Dream

A visual remix of the American Dream as pictured in Mid Century Media

Before the Downbeat

Thoughts on music, creativity, imagination, and exploring the space between the notes.