“We often just miss the present moment. Contemplative prayer is opening us up to the grace and good and love that’s happening in the present moment. The past is gone and the future isn’t here yet. All we have is this present moment and we often miss it,” says Br. Mark Ligett.
You’d never know it to look at him, but Fr. Hilarion Kistner just turned 90. March 31, parishioners at St. Stephen Church in Cincinnati, where Hilarion has helped out for years, surprised him with a birthday celebration. See how they spilled the beans during Mass.
“One memory of Joe was powerful,” remembers Fr. Roger Lopez, the sight of him putting up his breviary with a rosary dangling from his hand. “This older friar still had this devotion to prayer.”
Brian Menezes with enter the Franciscan Interprovincial Postulancy at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 14.
Fr. Cliff Hennings, Director of Shrine Ministry, has plans to encourage pilgrims to the St. Anthony Shrine in Cincinnati.