St. Genesius

By Deacon Keith Fournier In Saint John Paul’s “Letter to Artists” he referred to artists as “Images of the Creator.” He wrote, “to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art. Art must make perceptible, and as far as possible attractive, the world of the spirit, of the invisible, of God.” […]

The Assumption or Dormition of Mary Reveals the Fullness of Redemption

Published on CATHOLIC ONLINE By Deacon Keith Fournier On August 15 in the Liturgical Calendar of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church we celebrate the great Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Orthodox Christian brethren also acknowledge the same great Feast but refer to it as the Dormition of the […]

Looking for Jesus in the Fourth Watch of the Night

Published on CATHOLIC ONLINE By Deacon Keith Fournier In Matthew’s gospel we read, “After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was […]

Can We Live in the Transfiguration of the Lord Now?

Published on Catholic Online By Deacon Keith Fournier “Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him…” […]

Pentecost 2017: Encountering the Holy Spirit in a Pre-Christian Age

Published on THE STREAM By DEACON KEITH FOURNIER Published on June 4, 2017 In “Pentecost2017,” Stream editors have shared personal stories of the ways their fellow believers have changed their lives. Here senior contributor Deacon Keith Fournier reflects on the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes Christians the sort of people who can change other […]

The Way – The First Christians

The early followers of Jesus were first called Christians at Antioch – that means followers of Christ, followers of the Messiah. So what were they call before that? They were called The Way, and the new way because they lived differently. They lived differently because of their encounter with the Lord Jesus. They thought differently. […]

Sign the Declaration of Dependence and Pledge of Solidarity for the Common Good

OUR DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE Sign the Declaration HERE We stand together in solidarity as Christians. We acknowledge that differences exist between us on important matters of religious doctrine and practice. However, what binds us together is greater, our common faith in Jesus Christ and our Baptism into Him. It was our common Savior who said […]