The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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After two thousand years of Christian belief, it is difficult for modern Christians to appreciate the novelty that a bodily resurrection was to Jesus’ contemporaries. The Jews before Jesus had very … more
Saint Bernadette Soubirous, the visionary of Lourdes, withstood relentless poverty as a child and later endured unrelenting strictness as a religious sister. One of nine children, Bernadette was born … more
On May 13, as Pope Francis canonized at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, Portugal two of the local shepherd children who first witnessed the appearance of the Blessed Mother at the … more
When I was ordained a priest fifty-one years ago, the bulk of the Mass had passed into English but the Canon of the Mass was still in Latin. The body of the Mass, although in the vernacular, was … more
Recent articles have described St. Mark’s version of the Gospel as “a Passion account with an extended introduction.” One reference came from Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household and the other came from the lectors’ workbook published by Chicago’s Liturgy Training Program. With such diverse observers sharing the same perspective on St. Mark’s brief Gospel account, a closer look at the Passion of Christ according to St. Mark, which forms this coming Palm Sunday’s lengthy Gospel reading, is clearly in order. more
A number of Woonsocket civil officials, educators, foster parents, clergy and interested neighbors met recently at the invitation of the Rhode Island Department of Children and their Families (DCYF) … more
Rev. Msgr. John F. Cox was professor of metaphysics at Our Lady of Providence Seminary at Warwick Neck for many years. He was famously absent-minded. Once he went to a ball game at Fenway Park. When … more
My years at Our Lady of Providence Seminary at Warwick Neck were privileged by having fine organists to offer majestic praise to God and to support the student choir. Father Ronald Brassard, recently … more
St. Luke’s account of the industrious farmer who crowned his agricultural success by building bigger barns to store his remarkable produce is not the first Biblical story to note humanity’s bent … more
Father Peter J. Gibbons, once pastor of St. Teresa Parish in Providence, was among the first priests to come under the Diocese of Providence clergy retirement policy in the 1970s. Father Gibbons, … more
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