Archive & Guild Closed

Father John A.Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild
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Dear Friends in Christ,

As of last Friday, March 15, 2013 the Father John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive and Guild has been closed.

All inquiries about the work of the Archive and Guild and the future of the Cause should be directed to:

Eternal Life
902 W. Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004-2402

Archive & Guild Thanks Holy Father


Thank You, Pope Benedict

19 April 2005 - 28 February 2013

A Blessed Lent


The Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Archive & Guild extends prayers to all for a blessed Lent. Below is a reflection by Fr. Hardon, S.J. to aid you in your Lenten preparation.

Brief History of Lent
(Reflections on the meaning and observance of Lent in preparation for the feast of Our Lord's Resurrection.)

by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
Written for the Marian Catechist in 1989

It seems certain that a Lenten season preceding Easter goes back to the time of the Apostles. The length of time varied. But by the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.), which was the first general council of the Church, Lent is to be observed for forty days.

The number forty has a long biblical history: The forty days' fasts of Moses, Elijah and especially Our Lord in the desert.


Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings

from the

Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

Archive and Guild 


Detroit Memorial Mass 2012

Knights Of Columbus and Fr. Hardon, S.J.

Fr. Robert McDermott, Postulator for the Cause, offered a presentation about Fr. Hardon's life and works to the Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Assembly 3099 (Knights of Columbus). The presentation took place at the American Legion Hall Post 216 in Milford, Michigan.

Below are pictures from the presentation.

You can visit the Facebook page of Assembly 3099 here.

Fr. Robert McDermott with Faithful Navigator, Mr. Dennis Haas

Photo Credit: Mr. Earl Meyer



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