Memento Mori

By Br. Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. St. Francis of Assisi saw all of creation, including death, as a means of understanding and drawing closer to God. He wrote a beautiful poem called the “Canticle of the Creatures” in which he spoke of Brother Sun and Sister Moon and of how each gives praise to God through their mere existence...

In Your Wounds

By Andrew Kreye. If Jesus is the Good Shepherd and the Divine Physician, does that make Him a veterinarian? The devil is depicted as a snake; snakes look like worms; a lot of animals need deworming medicine. I think I’m on to something big here… but it’ll have to wait...

Touched by the Celibates

By Erich Wallace. I know the title of my blog is a little edgy with the sexual abuse scandal being a hot topic, but I thought it appropriate to share some experiences I have had in the recent months with some amazing celibate people and how they have affected me. I hope to show that celibacy for the Kingdom of God is not the source of scandal but is rather a beautiful giving of oneself to God and His Church with abandon...

Gifts of the Holy Spirit (Part 1)

By CJ Kallevig. Hey, guys! We just celebrated Pentecost a couple of weeks ago, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles. In my previous post, I talked a little bit about what the gifts of the Holy Spirit are, but I thought, hey why not go a little further into it? So here we are!...

We are Aliens!

By Andrew Kreye. Y’know the word “parish”? The place where parishioners go? It comes from the Greek word paroikia, meaning “sojourning in a foreign land.” To be a parishioner means that you are someone living temporarily in a place that you’re not originally from. So, if you go to a Catholic parish, you’re an alien...

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