Fr. Michael Rennier

Fr. Michael Rennier is a contributing editor for the Catholic literary magazine Dappled Things. He was ordained under the pastoral provision for the reception of former Anglican priests into the Catholic Church, and now serves as a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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Your Father, Your Friend

I’m sure we’ve all heard by now about the death of Father Harkins, a young priest from Kansas City who committed suicide. The news deeply shook our Catholic community in St. Louis, particularly since Fr. Harkins had attended seminary here and was friends with priests in the area. There’s something shocking about a priest dying … Read more

The Hidden Life of Bl. Franz Jägerstätter

Like a bird, Blessed Franz Jägerstätter built his nest high—up on the slopes of the Austrian mountains in the village of St. Radegund. Franz and his wife Franziska were living in an edenic alpine village amid all that is green and fresh. There, they quietly raised their three daughters, worked the fields, and loved each … Read more

The Hidden Meaning of Life According to The Little Prince

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. A new film based on St. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic The Little Prince recently made its premier. I haven’t seen it yet but it looks wonderful. … Read more

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