“I believe in one God…” We pray the Creed together every Sunday at Mass. But what exactly is the Creed? Where did it come from? What are we saying when we recite it? Our latest addition to the Catholic 101 series gives some background on the profession of faith in the Creed.
All posts by Brian Strassburger, SJ
Brian was ordained a priest in June 2021. He is currently working in the diocese of Brownsville, TX on the US-Mexico border. Brian grew up in Denver, CO, and went to Regis Jesuit High School followed by college at Saint Louis University. As a Jesuit, he studied International Development at Fordham University, which inspired two and half years working at a Jesuit nonprofit in Managua, Nicaragua. After theology studies at Boston College, Brian was ordained and sent to a new mission of his province on the border. He helps at a local parish in Brownsville, accompanies migrants on both sides of the border, and co-hosts The Jesuit Border Podcast. Brian’s extracurricular activities include cheering on Denver sports teams, growing a beard, and enjoying fellowship over beers.
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Signs of Easter: Seeking Good News Around Us
Is it really the Easter season? Despite the coronavirus pandemic gripping the world, there are signs of Easter around us. The Jesuit Post is launching a new series for the rest of the Easter season to share stories of hope and joy that we encounter in the world. Do you need some of that in your life today? Check out the first article in the series!
Struggling with Live-Stream? A Different Way to Have Liturgy at Home
With sheltering-in-place during the coronavirus pandemic, it can feel like the only option for liturgy is watching a live-stream Mass on a screen. But the Mass isn’t the only form of liturgy in the Catholic Church. What do you know about the Liturgy of the Hours? It’s a form of liturgy that can be prayed anywhere, with anyone. And it’s a very participatory prayer, which makes it great for small groups and families. Learn more about it here, along with how you can put it into practice in your own home!
The Fourth Week: The Destination of Our Journey | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
The grace of the Fourth Week is to enter into the joy and consolation of Jesus as he savors the glory of the Resurrection.
The Third Week: Where the Lord is Leading Us | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
https://youtu.be/ye8FcM5Kdn4 The grace of the Third Week is to have sorrow and compassion for Jesus, to suffer with him because he goes to his passion for us. This episode begins by discussing the Paschal Path, which is where the Lord is leading us, and a path that...
The Second Week (Part 2): How to Stay on the Path | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
This episode focuses on how we stay on the path to God through discernment and the people that we walk with on the journey.
The Second Week (Part 1): Why We Walk This Path | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
The Second Week of the Spiritual Exercises is split into two episodes. This first one focuses on why we walk this particular path on our journey of faith, and not another.
The First Week: Obstacles on Our Journey of Faith | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
This episode will focus on four primary types of obstacles faced on our journey of faith: sin, false idols, attachments, and self-doubt. Reflecting on the obstacles that we face always has to be framed within the context of God’s infinite love and mercy. We are sinners, loved by God.
Introduction to the Journey of Faith | Seeking God: A Jesuit Retreat
Join us for our online preached retreat, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Brian Strassburger, SJ, will guide us through themes of the exercises and offer resources for prayer and reflection. This is the first of six talks that will be...