Hospital Pastoral Care

Hospital Pastoral Care

Hospital pastoral care is among the numerous ministries in which the Norbertines of Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey serve. Father Thomas Pulickal, O. Praem. and Father Robert Campbell, O. Praem. minister, or have ministered, to patients in five different hospitals in the...
Being a Healing Presence

Being a Healing Presence

A Meditative Writing Retreat with Meg Ashcroft How do we live as people of faith in a world where many choose to tear down, divide, and foster fear? As J. Philip Newell writes, “We may not know what the answers are, but we know that expressing our deepest longings for...
Thirteenth Station: The Blessing of Simeon

Thirteenth Station: The Blessing of Simeon

Although not included in this station, Anna also proclaimed the greatness of Jesus as the messiah. Both proclamations come from people recognizing the messiah in an infant. We are reminded the Jesus will come to us in many forms, and we are called to recognize him and...
Twelfth Station: Presentation at the Temple

Twelfth Station: Presentation at the Temple

We continue with the infancy narrative from Luke’s gospel. The event described here was a legal requirement of Jewish law. The author combines two requirements, the purification ceremony after childbirth and the concentration of the first-born to the Lord.