Mary, Our Mother

By CJ Kallevig. What is it about Mary that brings us to love and respect her so? What is so special about this random Israelite girl that lived over 2,000 years ago?

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 →

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...

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...

A Symbol of Easter: Notre Dame

By Sean Mulcare. As I was watching the destruction of the Cathedral of Notre Dame - one of the most beautiful and symbolic churches of the Catholic Church, a church in which hundreds of saints have walked with awe at its beauty: Sts. Thomas Aquinas, Therese of Lisieux, Joan of Arc, John Vianney, and countless others - as the great cathedral was ablaze with fire, I was moved to tears...

Friendship

By CJ Kallevig. DISCLAIMER: I’m going to be talking about friends. Which means I’m going to be gushing over mine. Be prepared...

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