Grace and peace to you from the Garden Spot of the Middle East!

click for full image Letter home from Fr. Dean Van Brunt in Kuwait First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into […]

Chaplain’s Letter from Iraq

Dear Friends and Family, Greetings from Al Anbar Province where I have been deployed since July supporting our teams of Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and a few Airmen and US Border and Customs Service advisors serving at Training Teams to the Iraqi Army, Border Enforcement, Port of Entry, Police and Highway Patrol. It has been a […]

The Vocation of Military Chaplain

By Bishop Doug Woodall One of the most rewarding vocations for a priest to enter is the military chaplaincy. It takes a lot of preparation both educationally and spiritually for this is not a traditional parish ministry. If you are called to this vocation, you must have an accredited Bachelor’s degree and attend an accredited […]

Letter Home: Christmas Season

Grace and Peace to you on the anniversary of Our Lord bringing Light to the World, via the Word made flesh. We all know the story but this is the reading that the Marines and I took to all of those standing watch on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day here at KCIA. Additionally, everyone standing […]