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Posted by Matthew Leonard on 10.04.13 |
I’ve always liked Florida. I’ve been going there off and on for vacation since I was a kid and have done business there, too. And while I have always enjoyed myself in the “Sunshine State,” September 14, 2013, was of particular note. Why? First of all, because I only spent about 5 minutes at the beach, which is unusual. More importantly, because it was the largest Journey Through Scripture training… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 03.18.13 |
Why Matthew Leonard wrote Louder Than Words.
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 12.14.12 |
St. John of the Cross is about as hard-core as they come. He leaves no wiggle room when it comes to seeking sanctity. In fact, this 16th century Spanish saint is called the “Mystical Doctor” because of the heights of holiness he achieved. His one goal was union with God.
For a long time my only real knowledge of John was in reference to his mysterious description of the “dark night of the soul” -… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 11.21.12 |
The turkey is thawing. Cars are being packed. Houses are being cleaned. I guess I’ve finally grown up because everybody’s on their way to my house this year. For the first time the Leonard family is hosting Thanksgiving. So while I don’t have to drive hours on end to distant lands in a van full of restless children, all juice spills and unidentified food items must be removed from the floors and walls… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 05.09.12 |
I traveled to the… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 10.29.10 |
I’m not saying they’re necessarily connected, but I do find it rather interesting that the teams playing in the World Series just happen to represent states in which we’ve just presented the St. Paul Center’s Journey Through Scripture Parish-Based Bible Study Program. In fact, based on the crowds and their enthusiasm, you could say we’ve had our own championship season. In just two weekends we equipped… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 01.12.10 |
I have to admit to feeling a bit down this morning upon the realization that Christmastide is over and we have now entered Winter Ordinary Time (insert sigh). Driving to the office through the snow, I reflected that this part of the liturgical year is almost too well-named.
Indeed, the first “ordinary” days of work and school after the Christmas season are always tough. In addition to the reluctant… [Continue Reading]
Posted by Matthew Leonard on 11.04.09 |
At a recent Wednesday audience, Benedict XVI invited us all to “nourish our existence with the Word of God, for example, through more attentive listening to the readings and the Gospel, especially in Sunday Mass. Moreover,” he continued, “it is important to reserve a certain time every day for meditation of the Bible, so that the Word of God is the lamp that illumines our daily path on earth.”