The Saint of the First Red Cross

The Saint of the First Red Cross

St. Camillus of Lellis

comment | Posted Jul 18, 2014

If you’ve ever been tempted to think that you’re not cut out for sanctity, consider the case of Camillus of Lellis. Here is a saint—the patron of hospitals, health care workers, and the sick— whose burning love for God effected a widespread reform of patient care. Continue »


Lessons from Saints Peter and Paul

Lessons from Saints Peter and Paul

What can we learn from these great heroes of the church?

comment | Posted Jun 27, 2014

The feast of Saints Peter and Paul is on June 29. One way to celebrate it is to spend a little time thinking about their stories and what they mean for us. Here are a couple of reflections to consider. Continue »


Over All These, Put On Love

Over All These, Put On Love

Jesus offers a way to heal and strengthen our relationships.

comment | Posted Jun 16, 2014

"When I think about living above with all the saints I love, Yes, I look forward to that glory. When I think about living down here with some people, Now that’s a completely different story." Continue »


What Unspeakable Joy

What Unspeakable Joy

The Story of St. Seraphim of Sarov

comment | Posted May 07, 2014

In Crossing the Threshold of Hope, Pope John Paul II singles out five saints as exceptional models of prayer. Four are well known to most Catholics. Continue »


Feast of St. Mark (April 25th)

Feast of St. Mark (April 25th)

An Introduction to Mark’s Gospel

comment | Posted Apr 25, 2014

The Gospel according to Mark is printed in every Christian Bible, but, even so, it has managed to remain (in many ways) like the pearl of great price buried in a field, waiting to be discovered and able to enrich spiritual treasure seekers with unexpected rewards. Continue »


The Death of Jesus

The Death of Jesus

An essay by Alphonsus Liguori

comment | Posted Apr 18, 2014

The amiable Redeemer approaches the end of life. My soul, behold those eyes grow dim; that beautiful countenance becomes pale; that heart palpitates feebly; that sacred body is abandoned to death. Continue »


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