Requiescat in pace, Fr Donald Burt, OSA

    Last Friday, Fr. Donald Burt, OSA passed away. He taught philosophy for many years at Villanova University. Several of his books are still in print, and are definitely worth a look.

    Let Me Know Myself: Reflections on Augustine’s Prayer
    Let Me Know You: Reflections on Augustine’s Search for God
    Day by Day with Augustine

    Aside from these he has several more published works on Augustine’s Philosophy as well as the Spiritual Life. These three, however, are still only about ten years old, and still available in print.

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    Meeting of the International Commission on Youth Apostolate

    We held our first meeting in Rome. Here is the story from the Curia website. You can see me there in the back right. I was selected to be a member after the election of our new prior general. The first meeting was important to be held in Rome, and for us to meet each other.

    My provincial has been sending me to the past three Augustinian Youth Encounters held around the world, so it isn’t a surprise that I got on.

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    I will have to do a collab with her

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    Recently a requested picture of me making music. One of it priests published a blurb in our province bulletin. He didn’t get that there one on the left was actually creating music on my #AbletonPush and only wanted a short of me recording vocals. #monk #catholicrap #hiphop #positivehiphop #musicmonday if you haven’t downloaded my music it’s still available for #free on the link in my profile.

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    This is a Real Video of a Dubuque Christian Pastor who wants to reach out to the youth

    Often times people presume that somewhere I came up with this idea to reach the youth with hip hop music. I can assure you that the thought never crossed my mind. I NEVER thought: “Gee Golly, what are the young people into these days? I will rap for them because they like it.” This kind of stuff only elicits eye rolls.

    If I had ever thought that way, my music would sound much different. If I were merely interested in reaching young people, I would be much more effective if my musical influences were not Living Legends, Aesop Rock, DeepSpace5, Eyedea, Rhymesayers… I would be much more effective if I tried to copy Drake, Wheezy or Eminem.

    The main reason that I rap is: Before I go into Church and God, is that I rapped. I wrote rhymes. Hip Hop culture influenced me. It never occurred to me stop expressing myself artistically through Hip Hop. There are plenty of non-Christian hip hop artists who create positive music, and I figured I would just do that. The only exception for me, is that as a devout Catholic and a Priest, that stuff would obviously carry over.

    Simply Put: I am not playing the part of the rapper, I just happen to be one.

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    At Whispering Winds Camp, preparing for #Kairos which begins in a few hours. Pray for us. #catholic #retreat #youthministry

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    #priestselfie #ihadto #sorrynotsorry this morning I preached on the Gospel of denying oneself & taking up your cross, connecting it to #firstworldproblems #whitepeopleproblems & Pope Benedict quote “the world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort you were made for greatness.” #butseriouslyguys #okaybacktowork

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    I srsly need to get off tumblr

    It’s late. &I have to preside at Mass tomorrow morning.

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    When my “Catholic” friends say they’d go to Church more often “If it wasn’t so boring”

    catholicliving:

    And I’m like…

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    So this happened today
    #facebookfail #fail #thewonderfulworldofsocialnetwork #failbook

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    The SD diocese monthly published an interview w yours truly #rap #hiphop #positive #hip-hop #catholic #priest #religiouslife unfortunately only available in print & not online

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    #wcw I ain’t gonna lie, St Bernadette Soubirous makes me want to be a better Christian Disciple, Consecrated Religious and Priest #catholic #saint #saints #nun #nuns #nunsrock

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    Nothing like finding a random #sister w #daughtersofstpaul at a #youthgroup #retreat I came to for #mass & #confession #catholic #nuns #nunsrock #religiouslife #priest #consecratedlife #jesuslovesyou

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    In today’s speech class, I explained what is a meme. I used it as an opportunity to lead into persuasive speeches, by describing how they are used to get a point across. We also went over several atheist memes which are guilty of numberless errors in human reasoning skills.

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    Merry Christmas!

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