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Br. Ed Van Merrienboer, OP

Br. Ed has done many different ministries in the Order over the years, and is now an emeritus pastoral associate at Blessed Sacrament Church in Madison, Wisconsin.

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1 Feb • Open to guidance

In today's Gospel, Jesus gives instructions to his disciples, who are open to accepting his wisdom and applying it to themselves. This is the virtue of docility, which is not so popular today, but important for learning nonetheless.

8 Jan • The baptism of the Lord

When Jesus got baptized in the Jordan by John, he identified with sinners, and God sent a divine sign of his approval. When we meet sinners, do we identify with them and help them to become more than they are right now, or do we separate ourselves from them?

12 Dec • Our Lady of Guadalupe

On this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebrating an apparition of Mary in 16th century Mexico in which Mary appeared to Juan Diego as an indigenous woman, let us inculturate our own faith and make it more a part of our own modern American experience.