St. Peter Damian

By Jonathan Lynch. So what makes him a Doctor of the Church? He did not write volumes upon volumes, or even just a couple of whopping great books on theology. But that's not what makes a Doctor of the Church...

St. Francis de Sales

By Jonathan Lynch. I would like to introduce you to a man named Francis de Sales, whose feast day is the 24th of this month. Francis was the eldest of six sons born to Francis and Frances de Sales. Talk about recycling names, right?

St. Teresa of Ávila

By Jonathan Lynch When you hear "Doctor of the Church," what do you think? A phrase like that probably doesn't get you hyped, pumped, or otherwise thrilled. It's easy to dismiss the saints who bear that title as "ancient geniuses," "really pious people," and "lofty intellectual guys." And while these saints (there are three dozen... Continue Reading →

Lady Poverty

By Br. Nathan Linton, OFM, Cap. When I’m out walking in our neighborhood in Chicago, people often stop me and ask me questions about the Capuchins...

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...

What is Seminary Like?

By Sean Mulcare. As I've just graduated from the first half of my seminary formation, I am moved to reflect on the blessing that the past four years have been and to give a snapshot of what seminary looks like in order to help anyone who is discerning a potential call to understand...

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