Serviam Blog

Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
Building Community Outside of the Mass

Building Community Outside of the Mass

Written By: David Gilbert A few weeks ago I wrote an email on “Who Do You Worship On Sunday?” which emphasized that Mass is not about celebrating community, nor is it about us. The Mass is about God and the sacrifice of the Mass. Some people  attend Mass. Some do more...

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A Saintly Respite

A Saintly Respite

Written By: Lawrence Lam Today being the Feast of St. Padre Pio, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret about New York City. In the heart of Manhattan, literally across the street from Madison Square Gardens, where many loud clouds of witnesses descend to cheer...

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Spiritually Speaking, We Need to Start Again

Spiritually Speaking, We Need to Start Again

Written By: Patrick Sullivan As the new school year gets into full swing and the last of vacations come to a halt (yes, some are still vacationing in September) people begin to take a fresh look at their lives. How are my finances? How is my marriage? How is my career...

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Happy Hardships

Happy Hardships

Written By: Sarah Gould I’m finding myself drawn to minimalist living these days – not that I’m a minimalist by any stretch, good gracious no.  I can’t afford it.  But I am attracted to simple living and have been for a while.  My interest originally stemmed years...

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Was Jesus Real? Part 4—Can I Get A Witness?

Was Jesus Real? Part 4—Can I Get A Witness?

Written By: Gregory Watson “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the word of life:For the life was manifested; and we have seen and do bear witness,...

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The Wonder of the Cross

The Wonder of the Cross

Written By: Amber Miller We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You. Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world. You might have said these words or heard them spoken, particularly if you have meditated on the Stations of the Cross, or attended a Holy Week...

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From the Dark Night to the Beatific Vision

From the Dark Night to the Beatific Vision

Written by: Lawrence Lam Adapted from a post I wrote September 4, 2007 to mark the 10th anniversary of her death, and apparently the 9th pre-anniversary to her canonization. A lot had been written about Mother Teresa’s “Dark night of the soul“....

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Your Church is a Woodpile

Your Church is a Woodpile

Written by: Patrick Sullivan Well we’ve done it. We Sullivans have switched to wood heating. And that means we have had A LOT of wood to stack. Well over two thousand pieces to be more precise. And when the truck unloaded it all onto our driveway, it became very...

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Who Do You Worship On Sunday?

Who Do You Worship On Sunday?

Written By: David Gilbert I recently had a conversation with a person who is coming back to the faith. During the conversation he mentioned that he is searching for Christ and trying to figure out which denomination of Christianity he should belong to. My response to...

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Say Something

Say Something

Written By: Amber Miller “And all these words that you meant to say held in silence day after day words of kindness that our poor hearts crave please don’t keep them hidden away.” – Josh Groban Vulnerability. It’s scary, isn’t it? It takes so much courage to...

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