The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Monday, October 21, 2002
Recreation and Prayer

I needed something else to do with my free time.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 4:04 PM link
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I could not have said it better. I have criticised this particular writer from the National Review before and have taken a bunch of grief for it. My defense of the Holy Father has even caused one friend to avoid this blog, possibly he places a greater value in the media. The writer even sent two priests into the Conversations section to defend him. Yet his recent critique of the Holy Father's letter gives me the impression that he has an axe to grind based on some pretty awful ignorance. Gaspar got himself into trouble defending the Holy Father. So I guess his feast day is a great time to stick my neck out again. I have said this before: Those who identify themselves as Catholic writers need to have a better understanding of the Church.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 3:56 PM link
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Blessed Feast

October 21, 2002, The Solemnity of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, Priest and Founder of the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood. His feast is celebrated with great joy in the houses and parishes administered by the Missionaries. If you are in Italy you will find him in the ordo over there and he will be celebrated as an obligatory memorial. If you are just now hearing about this great saint, you will a wealth of information here.

A short summary of Gaspar’s life can be read here.

Texts for the feast can be found here.

Greetings for the Feast from the Moderator General in Rome can be read here.

Lots of other Links to St. Gaspar can be found here.

Some of Amy Welborn’s thoughts on St. Gaspar can be found here.

Reflections on the Gospel for the Feast can be found here.

Gaspar’s advice on Prayer can be found here.

Pope John Paul II’s commission to the sons and daughters of St. Gaspar is still available on the Vatican Website.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:47 AM link
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