The Origin of Evening Prayer

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon According to the Bible, the true founder of the shrine at Bethel was Jacob. Genesis describes the prompting occasion: “Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he prayed in a place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of […]

The Loss of A Son

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Although the Israelites venerated Abraham and Isaac as their forefathers, they derived their specific lineage from Jacob. It was from Jacob’s new name, Israel, that the Israelites received their designation as a people (Genesis 32:28). The story of Jacob is a special point in Salvation History; we may think of […]