I warmly welcome you to this website, put together at the insistence and with the assistance of friends.
During my diaconal ordination, Cardinal Edmund Szoka gave me the following instruction from the Ordination Rite as together we gripped the Book of the Gospels:
"Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are.
Believe what you read.
Teach what you believe.
Practice what you teach."
Those words have never lost their resonance.
Since that day -- October 8, 1998 -- I have tried to live up to that commission to be a "herald of the Gospel," by striving to teach what the Church believes, to practice what I preach to others, and to spread with joy and enthusiasm the truth Christ has entrusted to His church -- in and out of season, in and out of the pulpit.
This website is a chronicle of those attempts.
It constitutes the "five loaves and two fish" (or even less!) that I have placed into the hands of the Lord as an attempt to feed a hungry crowd, confident that, if He wishes, He can multiply and supplement that meager offering to nourish many more (Jn 6:1-14).
Fr. Roger J. Landry
- The Six Witnesses of Jesus, 4th Thursday of Lent, March 30, 2017
- How Jesus, the Image of the Father, Seeks to Conform Us to that Image, 4th Wednesday of Lent, March 28, 2017
- Watered by the Healing Flow from the Sanctuary, 4th Tuesday of Lent, March 28, 2017
- The Journey of Faith Jesus Asks of Us, 4th Monday of Lent, March 27, 2017
- The Courage to Follow Jesus From Darkness into Light, Fourth Sunday of Lent (A), March 26, 2017
- Do Not Be Afraid Mary, Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25, 2017
- The Courage to Love God with All We Have, 3rd Friday of Lent, March 24, 2017
- Loving the Lord and Others With All We've Got, 3rd Friday of Lent, March 24, 2017
- Turning Fully Toward the Lord, 3rd Thursday of Lent, March 23, 2017
- Students and Teachers in the Lord's Lenten School, 3rd Wednesday of Lent, March 22, 2017
- Fatima, the Rosary, and the Path to Peace
- Our Lady of Fatima's Call to Lenten Conversion, The Anchor, March 10, 2017
- The Importance of the Fatima Centenary, The Anchor, February 24, 2017
- Patriot Virtues, The Anchor, February 10, 2017
- The Beauty of a Soul Opened Up by Grace, The Anchor, January 27, 2017
- The Captivating Sanctity of Fr. Sal, The Anchor, January 13, 2017
- From Silent Night to Silence, The Anchor, December 23, 2016
- The First American Priest Martyr, The Anchor, December 9, 2016
- Truly Right and Just Thanksgiving, The Anchor, November 25, 2016
- Closing the Jubilee Door of Mercy and Becoming Living Portals, The Anchor, November 13, 2016
- Be Not Afraid: Living the Faith with Parrhesia, Retreat for Laypeople, March 24-26, 2017
- Lenten Day of Recollection for Co-Workers of the Missionaries of Charity, March 11, 2017
- Renewing and Strengthening the Resolve, A Retreat for Bishops, March 6-10, 2017
- The Virgin Shall Conceive and Bear a Son and Name Him, Advent Meditation, December 20, 2016
- Imitating the Lessons of St. Joseph's Advent, Advent Meditation, December 13, 2016
- Following the Lead of the Prophet Isaiah and St. John the Baptist, Advent Meditation, December 6, 2016
- Lowell High School Distinguished Alumnus Acceptance Speech, November 2, 2016
- Charity in Truth: The Church’s Pastoral Approach to those with Same-Sex Attractions, October 28, 2016
- How Christ Brings Hope through the Sisters of Life Led by Mother Agnes, Relevant Radio Gala, October 5, 2016
- Asking For a Double-Portion of Mother Teresa's Spirit, P3 Night of Recollection Meditation, September 1, 2016