The Quiet Corner
Father John A. Kiley
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The East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House is an early nineteenth century building boasting a door, walls, roof, floor, windows, a few pews, a pulpit, an organ, and a wood burning stove. The dull blue … more
The Sunday Gospel readings for this new liturgical year will be drawn mostly from the Gospel account according to St. Mark. Mark’s account is the shortest of the four Gospels, only sixteen … more
The Jewish nation has been challenged to settle the land of Canaan several times both in ancient times and in modern history. The land originally donated by God to Abraham and his descendants, … more
A familiar expression among Catholics that continues to linger from the old Latin Mass is the reference to the presentation and preparation of the bread and wine at Mass as the “offertory” of the … more
Often, when a family bereaved at the death of their mother, wife or sister must make a selection for the Scriptural passages to be read at the Mass of Christian Burial, the passage from the Book of … 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
Chuckie probably never missed Mass in his entire life. As a child and even as a teenager he served Mass regularly at his parish Church. Then as a young adult he was only too happy to assist with the … more
The gentle sound of a Salvation Army volunteer’s bell at the market door, the stack of non-perishable food items left each Sunday morning in a church vestibule, the collation after a funeral Mass … more
An irony of the Protestant Reformation which commenced 500 years ago this month is that a movement founded on the absolute freedom of conscience resulted in the absolute right of a ruler to determine … more
At her final appearance to the children at Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary confidently and reassuringly declared, “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” When the turmoil of the past one … more
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