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
- Preparing Well for the Harvest of Judgment, 34th Tuesday (II), November 25, 2014
- Loving with our Whole Life and Livelihood, 34th Monday (II), November 24, 2014
- The Way to Reign with Christ, Solemnity of Christ the King, November 23, 2014
- Becoming Olive Trees and Lampstands, 33rd Saturday (II), November 22, 2014
- Understanding and Entering into Jesus' and John's Tears, 33rd Thursday (II), November 20, 2014
- Celebrating and Living Fruitfully The Year of Consecrated Life, The Anchor, November 28, 2014
- Praying for those Praying for Us, The Anchor, November 21, 2014
- The Courage to Give True Pastoral Care to Those with Same-Sex Attractions, The Anchor, November 14, 2014
- Resolving the Unholy Chaos Concerning Holy Days, The Anchor, November 7, 2014
- The Extraordinary Synod's Final Report, The Anchor, October 31, 2014
- Encountering Christ with the Help of Pope Francis, Retreat for Laywomen, Alhambra, CA, Nov 7-9, 2014
- Discerning God's Will, RC Spiritual Direction Certification Course, November 5, 2014
- St. Charles Borromeo and the Reform of the Church and Priesthood from Within, Retreat for Priests from the Diocese of Providence, November 4, 2014
- Pope Francis and the Missionary Transformation of the Church, the Priesthood and Parishes, Retreat Day for the Young Clergy of the Diocese of Providence, November 3-4, 2014
- Pope Francis and the Missionary Transformation of the Church and the Priesthood, Lake Charles Priests' Retreat, Oct 27-31, 2014