Liz Estler

Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts), Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Theology (Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation), Liturgy Certificate (Boston Archdiocese), and a BS degree in Biology and Spanish (Nebraska Wesleyan University – Lincoln). She has served as hospital chaplain associate, sacristan, translator and in other parish ministries. She was a regular columnist for a military newspaper in Europe and has been published in a professional journal. She once waded in the Trevi Fountain!

Articles By Liz Estler

Dedication of Saint John Lateran

Why is the feast of the dedication of the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran so important to the Church and its Catholicity? Find out when Liz Estler presents an excerpt from a catechetical instruction by Saint Cyril of Jerusalem.

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On the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

If the Assumption was only declared a dogma of the Church in the last century, is there any proof it was celebrated in the early Church? Read this excerpt from an early 8th-century homily preached on the occasion of this glorious feast.

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Consecration to the Sacred Heart

On today’s Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, Liz Estler illustrates how the Sacred Heart is found in Scripture, briefly outlines the historical development of devotion to the Sacred Heart in Church history, and provides various formulas for consecration.

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An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday — Video

What happened on Holy Saturday, which we profess in the Creed every Sunday and Solemnity? Reflect with this video by Theophilus Peregrinus of “An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday”, the second reading of today’s Liturgy of the Hours’ Office of Readings.

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Mary, Mother of the Church

Why has Pope Francis just instituted a new feast titled “Mary, Mother of the Church”? Find out more about this memorial to be celebrated immediately after Pentecost.

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