Thursday, December 4, 2014

The end of NTM blog

Dear Readers,

After five years, we must sadly announce the end of the New Theological Movement Blog. Unfortunately, it is simply too difficult for me to keep up with writing for the blog in the midst of the demands of parish life.

I sincerely hope that some of the articles over the years have been helpful to at least a few. For any theological errors or lack of charity, I beg your pardon and your prayers.

The previous articles will remain posted, and the blog will remain up - but there will be no new posts.

For a regular update of my daily and Sunday homilies please click [here]!

Peace and good, 
Oremus pro invicem,

Fr Ryan Erlenbush

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sunday Sermon, November 23 - The Last Judgment as the Church's Vindication

Sermon for Christ the King, given at Corpus Christi Church, Great Falls, MT.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Adult Formation Series on Prayer, 11/18 - The Last Petitions of the Lord's Prayer

Adult faith formation series on prayer, given at Corpus Christi Parish. 11/18
The last petitions of the Lord's prayer -- from "Give us this day our daily bread" to the end.

Daily Sermons, November 18-22

Daily Mass Homilies at Corpus Christi Parish, Great Falls, MT

The Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts Peter and Paul, St Elizabeth of Hungary, the Presentation of Mary, St Cecilia

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Did you know that Mary was raised in the Temple and made a vow of virginity?

November 21st, The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple

“Congratulate me, all ye that love the Lord, because when I was a little one I pleased the Most High.” (from the Common Office of our Lady)

Though it is related nowhere in the sacred books, ancient tradition tells us of the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple when she had been weaned from her mother at the age of three. This presentation is quite diverse from that of our Lord in his fortieth day – for Blessed Mary was given over to the Temple for her rearing and education, as Joachim and Ann returned to Nazareth, she remained in Jerusalem until her fourteenth or fifteenth year.

It was during these twelve years of dedicated service in the Temple that our Lady made her vow of virginity, which God then protected through the ministry of St. Joseph.

Let us consider the outline of the history of the presentation of Mary in the Temple, and then further the vow of Blessed Mary to remain a virgin.