On Christmas Eve in 1986 Widmer was pulling his first duty as a newly recruited Swiss Guard assigned to protect the pope. When the pope emerged from the papal apartment on his way to celebrate midnight mass he saw Widmer at his post. Widmer was young, homesick, unsure of himself, and depressed about spending […]

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Love in the heart of the world Living among others in the world-being in the world and not of it-will come in many “styles”:  single, married, ordained priest, aligned with associations or independent. The common denominator is being a sign, a witness to a central reality: love in the heart of the world, in love […]

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And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.—John 1:14 Among Us The family:  love in the heart of the world We live in a strange and difficult time. We have all kinds of technological […]

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Click on the link to read the artcile: … to raise gaze of man to “absolute Good and Beauty”

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Imagine you’re on your way to work. It’s rush hour traffic at the metro and you’re squished in a crowd of commuters. As you travel up the escalator, coffee and donut in hand, to catch the 8:05 into the city, an out-of-place sound begins to rise above the din of early-morning traffic, above the scuffs […]

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