Baseball season demands constant physical training, just as living in the faith involves plenty of spiritual training. Christianity is always seeing new faces join the team, “rookies,” if you will, and the door is always open to the curious; those who wonder what all this is about?
The season cycles both religious life and baseball season go through match up quite distinctly. Baseball wraps up the World Series around All Soul’s Day, Halloween, and our celebration of Christ the King. Then it becomes off season, where we celebrate Advent and then Christmas. I won’t tell the most recent outcome of the Red Sox game, but I will tell you this matching timeline gives us much to think about.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.