Striving for Heroic Virtue

A few weeks ago, in the waning days of this rather unique semester, I decided to impulsively make a short visit at the chaplaincy, foregoing my usually tedious study grinds in the University library. Now I was pleasantly surprised that I arrived just before one of Fr. Chris’s Wednesday afternoon talks. His was a talk on the virtues and in the usual Fr Chris fashion he goes straight into the vast depths of the topic. One of the great goals …

Exposed to the Light

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,  for everything that becomes visible is light.”  Ephesians 5: 8-14 (NABRE) “You were darkness …

Reflection on Lent – Fr Chris Denham

It is always worth paying attention to the Preface at Mass. That is the prayer that the priest reads after the dialogue that begins “The Lord be with you; and with your spirit. Lift up your hearts, etc.” There are different ones for the seasons of the year and different options for each season. They often contain a summary of what is most important about the feast we celebrate. The first Preface of Lent, which we will hear a number …