Making God the Joy of Our Soul is a collection of sermons, most of them brief enough to be read in just a few minutes. They burn with real fervor, and shine with the love of Christ. This collection of sermons is a wonderful treasure. Lucky Russia!
W. Koterski, S.J.
Homiletic and Pastoral Review
Each (homily) is a small and beautiful jewel, brilliant in its insights, rich in wisdom and holiness, gleaned from the heart of a priest who lived the words he spoke. Father Cummings' sermons are learned and erudite without being stuffy or hard to understand. They have an edge to them - that edge that makes being a true Catholic an exciting and noble adventure in the war between good and evil - kind of like Lord of the Rings for real.
Defend Life Special Report
Fr. McLean Cummings is a priest from the archdiocese of Baltimore who spent
five years as a Missionary in Russia working with the Missionaries of
Charity as well as serving in two parishes outside of Moscow. His last
year in Russia was spent as Spiritual Director for Queen of Apostles seminary
in St. Petersburg. After working for two years in Rome finishing his doctoral
studies in Moral Theology, Fr. Cummings has returned to the Baltimore
Diocese and is currently serving as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual
Help, Ellicott City, MD as well as adjunct spiritual director/formation
advisor at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
The youngest of eight, he was ordained June 6, l998 and spent his first years as a priest at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park, Maryland. He graduated from Harvard University with a philosophy degree, received a Bachelor's in Theology from the Pontifical Anthenaeum Regina Apostolorum, and a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He received his Master's in Moral Theology from Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.