Make a Life Changing Pilgrimage, Beginning This Advent

Fr. Joel God & Faith

While the world rushes, you’ll slow down. While others are distracted, you’ll find focus. When everything seems dark, you’ll see light. Welcome to Oriens, a totally new kind of Advent meditation book. Other books provide you with prepared mediations; this book will teach you how to meditate for yourself. Drawing on years of experience as a priest and spiritual director, Fr. …

fridays with father interview with spiritus ministries

I Wrote a Book! Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas Available This Summer

Fr. Joel God & Faith

I was featured on the second episode of Fridays with Father from Spiritus Ministries. I talk about my Advent meditation book coming out this summer. And I never actually mentioned it’s name! Rookie mistake. It’s called Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas and it will be available through OSV. Watch the video to learn more about the inspiration behind …

Even More to be Grateful For | #1012

Fr. Joel Homilies

Presentation of the Lord (February 2) – I have been filling my Gratitude Jar every week. It makes me see more things to be grateful for. God’s light is always shining even with things on dark. Focus on God’s light and you will be filled with light.

Advent: Your New Favorite Season

Fr. Joel Being Catholic

Advent often gets forgotten in the rush to Christmas. In fact, in a gathering of priests, only one thought to name it as his favorite season. I want to share with you the secret to enjoying Advent. You have to think of it like a walking pilgrimage. Instead of a big “aha” moment at the end, you learn to enjoy …