The Word Among Us

November 2021 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Holding Heavenly Riches in Clay Jars

This month, we are going to learn from St. Paul what it means to be “earthen vessels” who carry the greatest treasure in the world: Christ himself (2 Corinthians 4:7). I have admired Paul for many years. More »


A Treasure from Above

Everyone has their heroes. It could be a grandparent whose years of experience have given them deep wisdom. It could be a political leader whose bravery in the midst of opposition inspires us. More »

The “All-Surpassing” Power of Christ

People have always gone to great lengths to pursue something they treasure. Think of the man in Jesus’ parable who sold all he owned to buy a field that held a buried treasure (Matthew 13:44). More »

Flawed but Gifted

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “At the moment of death, we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. More »

Special Feature

My Life Is for My People

“They killed our priest,” the elderly woman sobbed, on her knees and absorbed in grief. “He was my priest, our priest. . . . He spoke our language.” More »

“You Are the Mission”

As a little girl growing up in Africa, I enjoyed a warm and safe family life. My parents were devout Catholics, and they taught me to ask God for everything. In my innocent faith, I often saw my prayers answered. More »

Shoulder to Shoulder with the Saints

When I was a kid, I had a rather ghoulish fascination with St. Rita of Cascia. The real and important story behind St. Rita—what made her a saint—was a tale of patience, obedience, and the ability. More »