Pastor’s Notes

“Easters” Flowers were everywhere this season! Since the great vigil on Holy Saturday, flowers have been banked especially around the altar and Easter Candle. The smell and visual image of the “Felices pascuas floridas” is a powerful sign of the paschal mysteries we have…

Pastor’s Notes

“Twins and Divine Mercy” Ever had the experience of being a twin? A dead ringer look-a-like? I remember passing through our infirmary in Santa Barbara a few years ago and several friars spoke to me and said, something like, “Good to see you, Bro….

Pastor’s Notes

“TA-DA!” It’s delicious to breathe in Easter after this past year. We’ve been through a very long Lent and Good Friday. It’s nice to feel the sunlight. A Sunday school teacher had just finished telling her third graders about how Jesus was crucified and…