Fr. Dennis Gallagher, A.A.

Ash Wednesday

Today’s Lenten reflection is written by Fr. Dennis Gallagher, A.A., Provincial Superior of the North American Province So much of our time and psychic energy during these past months has been spent in responding to an unexpected health crisis. It has restricted our movements and social interactions, and its various… Read More »Ash Wednesday

The Widow’s Mite

In today’s Gospel, to get this last week of the liturgical year underway, we meet one of the heroines of the Gospel. We know the situation of widows in the ancient world. No laws of inheritance, no social security, no safety net at all, widows were at the mercy of… Read More »The Widow’s Mite

Making Saints

As we approach All Saint Day, let me offer a few thoughts on holiness. One of the central affirmations of the Second Vatican Council was the universal call to holiness. This means, among other things, that holiness is not the preserve of a particular segment of the Church’s life, but… Read More »Making Saints

A Jubilee Foundation

The Assumptionists’ new foundation in the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, connects us to an important part of our apostolic legacy here in the North American Province. Our oldest sustained foundation in the province was on the lower West Side of Manhattan, at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish. For more than… Read More »A Jubilee Foundation

Exploring Forms of Prayer

The Difference Between Meditation and Contemplation Click here to view this post on the Catholic Digest website. Can you describe the difference between meditation and contemplation? I’ve heard those terms used interchangeably, but I don’t think that is correct. Can you help me understand the differences in these kinds of… Read More »Exploring Forms of Prayer