Fr. Colum Power

Fr Colm PowersFr. Colum Power, born in Cork, Ireland, in 1965, is a Servant Priest of the Home of the Mother. He obtained a Master's degree in literature in 1991 and a doctorate in the History of the Church in 2013. He is author of A Touch of the Gardener's Hand, Honey from the Lion's Carcass, and James Joyce's Catholic Categories. He devotes his time to apostolic activities for the youth organized by the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother. Fr. Colum Power is author and editor of the FFA blog "Random Reflections".

Monday, 28 August 2017 13:34

“Go Tell Peter”

There is a phrase in the Gospel of Saint Mark that appears in none of the other three Gospels. It is unique to Saint Mark, and it relates to Saint Peter. We know from Acts of the Apostles and elsewhere that Saint Mark was Saint Peter’s traveling companion and secretary. His Gospel, therefore, has the authority of Saint Peter’s own personal testimony.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:00

Eucharistic Spirituality III

The following is the third and final part of a reflection on Eucharistic spirituality and the eight great Jesuit martyrs of North American and Canada. 

St. Ignatius of Loyola was so overwhelmed by Christ’s love that he desired “to be considered a fool and a madman for love of Him who first was considered as such for love of me.”  Like their founder, the Jesuit Martyrs of North American and Canada were fools and madmen for Christ. This article is a continuation of a previous one called “Eucharistic Spirituality.” Here, and in our next article after this one, we will recall, and honor, the Eucharistic lives and deaths of these eight men.

Friday, 10 February 2017 17:44

Eucharistic Spirituality

A wise priest I know teaches that, when we do not understand a passage of the Word of God, we should suspend judgment, and pray, and wait: “Lord, I do not understand this passage of Your Revelation.

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