Andrew Klusman's Blog

Prayer before work

As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, Catholics love to sanctify pretty much everything.  As a Western Province Dominican recently wrote, “Blessing is a way of claiming something for God’s kingdom. All things should be blessed.”  I think it is fair to extrapolate that out to everything we do should be done for the kingdom […]

Easter Sunday, rejoice!

Here’s a double feature today, because it is Easter, and we ought to rejoice!  Our Savior has risen! The top is a card received from the FSSP.  It is pretty. The bottom card is a commemoration of receiving Communion in the Easter season.  These Easter duty cards are passed out to those receiving Communion in […]

The Arma Christi

I have been fascinated by this depiction since I first saw it in a large, barn-wall-sized crucifix at the Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof (Black Forest Open Air Museum) in 2008.  The weapons of Christ (Arma Christi) are the instruments of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  There’s so much going on, so much to see, and […]

Holy Thursday

Today is Holy Thursday!  If you can, attend the Holy Week cycle of liturgies over the next few days, as they are a rich source of symbolism and Catholic teaching.  Let us use the liturgy and institution of the Eucharist to remind us that we ought to sanctify all we do, and pray before (and […]

Bl. Jordan of Saxony

Another Dominican!  Whodathunkit?  Bl Jordan of Saxony met St Dominic while Jordan was a student, and was inspired by the preaching of Reginald of Orleans to join the Order.  After St Dominic’s death, Bl Jordan was elected as successor to the holy founder and became the Master General of the Order of Preachers.  He is […]