[Editor’s Note: The following homily, delivered at St. Joseph’s Parish in Sykesville, Maryland, was given at the New York Province celebration for the beatification of Father Chaminade. Held on September 17, 2000, the Mass readings used were from the twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 50:5-9, Jas 2:14-18, Mk 8:27-35. This article first appeared in Marianist Soundings, vol. 5, no. 1.]
Marianist Soundings, vol. 5, no. 1
Brother Stephen Glodek, SM, shares his insights on the beatification of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. He states that our Founder reminds us that "who we are is Christ--broken, crucified, and risen. We are to be that face and love of God for all God’s people."