Daily Archives: December 14, 2016


Our Death and Resurrection in Christ By Fr. Menard

Jesus did not suffer in our place so that we might not have to suffer, nor did he die in our place to dispense us from dying.  Inspired by love and faith, he suffered and died so that our sufferings and death might become like his: an entrusting of ourselves into the hands of the Father, a complete opening of ourselves to a Life that is unending.   There is only one victory over death, and it is won by loving as Jesus loved.  This love makes a man able to give his life for those he loves, because such love […]


Mary and the Mystical Body of Christ By Father Menard

Our age has witnessed a profound reaction against the excesses of Marian devotion.  Our contemporaries, especially the women, are irritated by any bias in favor of the exaggerated, the extraordinary, the privileged.  Books and sermons on the Blessed Virgin have long tended to inflated terminology and exaggerated praise (“Mary is almost divine;” “Her power is almost infinite;” “She is almost part of the godhead”).  Such a style disgusts a clear-thinking listener: Is not the truth about Mary beautiful enough, without people thinking they must improve on it if they are to do her honor?   It might be thought that many […]