Author Archives: Fr Andrew Gronotte LC

About Fr Andrew Gronotte LC

Fr Andrew Gronotte, born and raised in northern Kentucky entered the Legionary apostolic school in eighth grade in 1998, where he began his formation for the priesthood in the Legion. Currently he is finishing his theological studies in Rome, where he will be ordained in a little more than a year.

Touch of Christ

After the Transfiguration, Matthew tells us that “Christ came and touched them.” Through his touch, He reassures them taking away their fears, “Do not be afraid.” Christ’s touch heals, purifies and consecrates. The experience the disciples had at the transfiguration … Continue reading

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Temptation

Lent can be similar to going to war. As Christ shows us, He goes to the desert to fight temptation. We have three enemies: The devil, the world and our flesh. These enemies usually attack in three ways, as they … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God

This morning as I read the readings about how God won’t forget and how He will take care of our every need, I have to say I was tempted to doubt if that was true as I thought of the … Continue reading

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Holiness

Christ today challenges us with perfection. To be perfect means to be Holy, as the first reading tells us, to be holy because God is Holy. The old law presents us with a whole list of things that make someone … Continue reading

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The Thrill of Following Christ

We are confronted today, in the readings, with the commandments. The commandments are good. They are rules that we must follow, as the author of Sirach tells us, necessary to live well. Christ seems to raise the standard in his … Continue reading

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Salt and Light

Christ tells us we are salt and light. As I was driving up to Detroit today there was a lot of salt on the road. This salt thawed the ice that was on the roads. We also are called to … Continue reading

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A Call from God

St Paul today speaks of considering the call of God to remember that it is by no merit that we have received a call from God. A call to be his sons and daughters, to be with him forever in … Continue reading

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Light

We hear today how two towns received light. Light for me has been a sign of the presence of God. Christ himself calls himself the light of the world. Light illumines the darkness and allows us to see. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Witness

Isaiah uses the image of light to explain Israel’s call to give witness to the nations of God’s presence. They are no longer servants, but rather witnesses of God’s love, because God was coming to live in them. John the … Continue reading

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Advent: Prepare for Christ’s Coming

As we begin advent, we are reminded that Christ will come! How awesome it is that God wants to come to us. It isn’t easy to recognize Him as He comes. This is why we have advent to prepare us … Continue reading

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