Deacon Michael

September 17, 2019

A fruitful new approach to the Rosary

On our formation weekend this weekend, a few of us were talking over a meal about the intentions we pray for as we pray the Rosary. […]
July 12, 2019

A dirty cup of water

I saw something last night that really disturbed me. It didn’t all really click and set in at the time, but as the scene has continued […]
June 8, 2019

For Pentecost: Living our Baptism (in Lumen Gentium)

Some solid and challenging reflection on living our sacramental initiation into the Church in Baptism & Confirmation, all from Lumen Gentium (“Light of the Nations”), the […]
March 10, 2019

Reflection: March 2019

Originally written for and delivered as a reflection at Holy Hour at our March 2019 diaconate formation weekend – March 8, 2019: A reading from the […]
January 1, 2019

2018 After-Action Review

Happy new year! It’s time to kick off 2019 with an after-action review of 2018 and setting up some public accountability for my 2019 goals.  I’m […]
October 18, 2018

A dream, a perspective

I had a wonderful, vivid dream last night. I was in the middle of the most beautiful, never-ending liturgy, with people of every race and time […]
August 18, 2018

Christ’s Body: Change From the Outside

I woke this morning to the sounds of the crickets finishing their evening chorus to the rising sun, and I laid in bed for a few […]
August 10, 2018

The Homeless Man & The Body of Christ

The other morning, I took our dog on our usual walk down the street and around the park. While in the park, we came across an […]
March 2, 2018

We do not pray in vain

I found great beauty and comfort in this quote this morning: “Take note of this, for it is a certain truth: we do not pray in […]