April 14, 2022
Funeral Masses: an old tradition

Tradition and present

Today we began the Funeral Masses, an old Dominican tradition. I love this form: on the three days of Easter we sing in the morning not only the psalms [...]
December 24 2019

Christmas sentimental

Christmas is the time for sentimental feelings. I have the great fortune that I can celebrate the feast in a community. I am not alone, [...]
October 22, 2019

Settle down

Every now and then I meet people who are proud of never having left their home village. "Old-established" is what you call it, I guess, as opposed to [...].
April 7, 2019

Passion Sunday

Yesterday I tried to explain to the children why we cover the crosses on Passion Sunday. I struggled a bit, but I find the [...]
December 6, 2015

Your light comes - second Sunday of Advent

In our parish hangs a classic Advent wreath: green with red candles. There are a lot of alternatives, but this seems to me the "normal" - [...]
October 31, 2015

All Hallow's Eve

Halloween is a strange celebration. The original "All Hallow's Eve", that is, the eve of All Saints' Day, was brought to America by the Irish emigrants and could be [...]
October 20, 2015


"We need to go back to tradition - to the teachings of the Church before the Second Vatican Council!" So wrote a woman indignantly in a facebook discussion. There seemed to be a [...]