Author Archives: Fr Joseph Brickner LC

About Fr Joseph Brickner LC

Fr Joseph was ordained a priest in 2004 in Rome's Santa Maria Maggiore. He holds a B.S. in Education and a license in dogmatic theology. He currently serves as novice instructor in Cheshire, CT.

Minor Seminaries, Major Support

I suppose all of us have an obsession of one kind or another; for some it is fishing, for others it is pictures of grandchildren, and for me it is ecclesial documents.  The Congregation of the Clergy released the most … Continue reading

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“Can it be true–to receive is to give?”

The other week Christmas came to a close by celebrating the Lord’s Baptism.  So too, the last group of young men visiting the novitiate for retreats and a Test Your Call experience also returned home. The guests came from as … Continue reading

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Lunch with von Balthasar

Sunday lunch conversation in a Legionary community is to expect the unexpected. Hence this commentary on a vigorous little essay by von Balthasar on vocation. Since he is clearly one of the most important theologians of the 20th century and … Continue reading

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THE TOP FIVE

It is a special grace to pick up a book that guarantees a path to holiness. Religious have an unfair advantage in this area because they can find this path in two incredible books; Sacred Scripture of course, which is … Continue reading

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