A Priest Life

"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing." -St. Paul

Tag: breviary

Teach me to pray

“Fr. Jeff! I want to show you this!” Every time I go to their house, he always has something to show me. This evening was no different. “I do Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer every day!” He handed me a worn volume of┬áChristian Prayer. “It got wet, so the pages stick together. But I’m still […]

Their hearts’ desire

I became attached to the Liturgy of the Hours while I was in high school. My dad had introduced me to the “prayer of the Church” when I was quite young, and I was always inspired by its beauty. Tonight, while I was praying vespers, I found myself focusing on two lines: May he give […]

Psalm 27

“Father Starkovich, you were ordained into an interesting time.” The pastor has told me this nearly everyday since my ordination. These days are interesting, to say the least. The Church is front and center embroiled in what is turning out to be a fierce debate. I don’t know where it’s going, and I don’t know […]

Midday Reminder

It was one of those days. I had my plan: wake up early, exercise, say Mass, catch up in the office, one appointment, and spend almost the entire day preparing lecture notes for my class on anthropology with the diaconate inquirers. What happened? Seemingly everything. When my alarm went off, I struggled to get out […]