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May 25, 2009
Deep Down
By Rusty Montgomery

The martyrs know that they have found the truth about life in the encounter with Jesus Christ, and nothing and no one could ever take this certainty from them. This is why their words inspires such confidence: from the moment they speak to us of what we perceive deep down as the truth we have sought for so long"

-Pope John Paul II

My friends, may the Lord give you His peace!

In Nebraska we are just coming off ordination weekend. What a joy it was to witness the ordination of my...

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May 18, 2009
Summer Time
By Rusty Montgomery

May the Lord give you His peace!

For most of us, summer time is rapidly approaching. What a time to rejoice in rest, relaxation, friendship, and the opportunity to do things we have not been able to do in a while! Every summer, I take a few weeks to transition into the new lifestyle and try to remind myself what summer is all about. Believe it or not, there is a great spiritual and faith-filled dimension to summer time, rest, and leisure. A great challenge for all of us is to figure how to...

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May 11, 2009
My Friend Grace
By Rusty Montgomery


“My grace is sufficient for you…” 2 Corinthians 12: 9

May the Lord give you His peace!

Check it out. My brother took religious vows a few months ago. My sister got married two weeks ago. My other brother and his wife are going to have a baby within days. My parents moved out of our childhood home last week, and yesterday I graduated from the pre-theology program at St. Gregory the Great Seminary. So you could say a few things have happened over the past few months! May God be...

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May 04, 2009
By Rusty Montgomery

May the Lord give you His peace!

Anyone have the flu? I pray that you don’t. This outbreak of the flu virus has our nation and world on edge. I pray that the virus is contained and that any who have been affected find healing and peace.

A few weeks ago I had the honor of being a confirmation sponsor of a little man that I have known for quite some time. It was a blessing and joy to stand and witness the Holy Spirit coming upon many young members of the Church. As the 70 men and women...

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April 27, 2009
The Way Things Are Meant to Be…
By Rusty Montgomery

"I am the way the truth and the life" – John 14:6

Have you ever experienced something and thought to yourself: "This is the way things were meant to be?" Last weekend my triplet sister got married. The weekend came and went very quickly, but when I look back and hear others talk about their experience of the day I can’t help but rejoice at what happened: The expression of love, the commitment to Jesus and the Church, the celebration and support of friends and family, and the promise of...

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April 13, 2009
We Win
By Rusty Montgomery

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Let us rejoice this day because Alleluia is our song. Happy Easter! I pray that your Holy Week was fruitful and indeed holy and that your celebration of Easter is one of great joy and excitement.  

After the vigil mass on Saturday, while I was greeting some parishioners, I was distracted by this little boy who was skipping around the vestibule shouting... “we win, we win!” I...

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April 06, 2009
Take Your Places
By Rusty Montgomery

"There is no way back; we are here in the city which he rules, the city in which he will suffer. To enter with him means to suffer with him, to die with him, and finally at the end also to rule with him…This is our comfort: that we shall see Him again"

-Sister Amemilana Lohr

May the Lord give you His peace!

So here we are friends, we have finally made it to Holy Week or Jerusalem if you will. We have been traveling here all of Lent and now we find ourselves in the holiest week of the...

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March 30, 2009
Something to be Thankful For
By Rusty Montgomery

"How wonderful that Jesus gives thanks, by offering himself and giving himself without end to God and to man. Who is He thanking? Certainly He is thanking God the Father, source of every gift. But he thanks also the poor sinners who have willingly received Him, who have let Him in under their unworthy roof. He also thanks the humble maiden from whom He received the flesh and this blood when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her…What does He learn from His mother? He learns her "yes." Not any...

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March 23, 2009
"God Saves"
By Rusty Montgomery

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that all who believe in Him might not perish but have eternal life" –John 3:16

May the Lord give you His peace!

A few weeks ago I found myself in Newark, New Jersey at St. Rita’s homeless shelter. A religious brother who is a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and I were leading a bible study and discussion with men and women staying at the shelter. Our discussion was centered upon the passage in which Jesus says that...

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March 05, 2009
By Rusty Montgomery

Today Mary dwells in the joy and the glory of the Resurrection. The tears shed at the foot of the Cross have been transformed into a smile which nothing can wipe away, even as her maternal compassion towards us remains unchanged. The intervention of the Virgin Mary in offering herself throughout history testifies to this, and does not cease to call forth, in the people of God, an unshakable confidence in her... Mary loves each of her children, giving particular attention to those who, like...

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