Without roots, trees collapse, and plants blow around like tumbleweeds. Jesus wants our roots to be in him.

Click here for five minutes (or less) of assorted wisdom from Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., founder of Ignatius Press in San Francisco.

Father Fessio studied with Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Henri De Lubac before returning to California where he began publishing these theologians and others – including Cardinal Pell, Cardinal Sarah, novelist Michael O’Brien.

Church liberal and popular writer Andrew Greeley, S.J. called Fessio “the most powerful man in the American Church.”

Roots, roots, roots