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St. Therese of Lisieux and the renewal of missionary zealFather Roger Landry

At the beginning of this month, I had the joy to travel to Detroit to preach solemn Vespers at the historic National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica on the feast day of the Little Flower. In the ...

From the shadows into the light Father Roger Landry

When I make my annual retreat, I generally warm up by reading one or more lives of the saints. This helps me to leave the busy-ness of the world, enter more deeply into the milieu of God and hear his ...

Knowing What We Are DoingFather Roger J. Landry

September 6, I had the privilege to offer Mass for the 10,000th time as a priest. It's a great source of thanksgiving for me. Sometimes people are surprised when other priests or I mention exactly how ...

A different team and a lasting championship Father Roger Landry

As a former athlete and lifelong sports fan, I visit Espn.com a couple of times a day. There, I get more than box scores, videos and articles on recent happenings in major sports. I also receive inspiration ...

Lay people in the renewal of the ChurchFather Roger Landry

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to go to New Zealand to give five talks over seven days, sandwiched around two days of sightseeing in one of world's most beautiful countries. The first three talks ...

Evangelizing the Amazon and the gift of priestly celibacy Father Roger J. Landry

Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and, since 2002, the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. It's a day on which, pondering the divine and human love flowing through ...

Appreciating fatherhoodFather Roger J. Landry

This weekend we celebrate Father's Day throughout the United States. It's a relatively recent feast, made a permanent national holiday on the third Sunday of June only in 1972 when it was signed into ...

The Answer that Women and Families Seek Father Roger J. Landry

May 31 is the Feast of the Visitation of the Lord in which, among other things, we ponder the in uterointeraction between Jesus and John the Baptist. Mary, a few days pregnant with her Creator, visits ...