Paulist Profiles

December 16, 2014

Hecker Christmas Sermon, Part I: God became Man

The following is an edited version of a sermon delivered by Father Hecker on Christmas Day 1870. It is the only surviving sermon of Hecker on the subject of Christmas. It is provided herein three sections over three weeks as a part of the Hecker Reflections during the Advent/Christmas season.
– Father Paul Robichaud, CSP

December 15, 2014
Hope is a bedrock tenet of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Father James DiLuzio, Paulist missionary, explores the concept of hope and what it means during Advent and beyond.
December 9, 2014

Father Hecker wrote:

Our Lord does not tell us to close our eyes to the beauty of the world rather he invites us to the contrary. “Behold the lilies of the field.” God does not despise what he created. True devotion does not despise the beauties of nature. The object of asceticism is not the destruction of our nature but the restitution of its relationship to all things.

December 9, 2014
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral-Holy Family Chinese Mission in San Francisco is celebrating its 160th anniversary! Check out photos from the anniversary Masses and other celebrations and read the story.
December 8, 2014
It’s what you don’t see.
December 1, 2014
Mary's positive response to God’s plan was the beginning of salvation history. Acceptance may not be so easy for us. ‘Accepting God’s will for me is one thing. Doing it is another,” says Father Frank Desiderio, first consultor of the Paulist Fathers, as he explores “acceptance” in this Advent reflection.
November 24, 2014
“When we see each day as an opportunity to prepare the way of the Lord, the true miracle of Christmas will present itself in a marvelous way,” says Paulist president Father Eric Andrews, CSP, in his Thanksgiving and Advent message. Read Father Andrews’ entire reflection!
November 18, 2014

Home in God

Servant of God, Father Isaac Thomas Hecker reflected on passages of “Showings of Divine Love,” by Juliana of Norwich (1342-1416):

November 17, 2014
Want to do some good while decreasing your 2014 tax burden? Consider the myriad of ways a gift to the Paulists can do exactly that! Read some helpful tips from the Paulist Office for Financial Development.
November 10, 2014

Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker wrote: