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The Holy Family’s Flight into Egypt

We know the story about Mary and Joseph taking their newborn child and fleeing to Egypt to escape Herod’s wrath. But this journey—and each of the other journeys recounted during Christmas—has much to teach us about our own journey of faith.
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Ruth, Honored among the Forebears of Christ the Messiah

Ruth is one of the people in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus’ ancestors—a reading that prepares us for Christ’s nativity. Through the Book of Ruth, we encounter this woman who upended the cultural expectations of her time. More »

St. Andrew the Apostle

Andrew's heart burned with love for Jesus, to the point that he was honored to share in the same death on the cross. Do you desire to love Jesus more intensely?  More »

Prisoner of Jesus Christ

When Theophane Vénard was nine years old, he read the story about a priest from his own province who had been beheaded in 1837—only two years earlier—in Southeast Asia. More »

A Missionary Princess

I’ve always been intrigued by missionaries, even as I have always known that heading off to a foreign land to spread the gospel was not part of my calling.  More »

Of Strong Heart

The young Jesuit lay prostrate before the Blessed Sacrament in the mission chapel in New France. As he begged God for the privilege of suffering for the sake of those he sought to bring to Christ, he heard as clear and resonant as speech the following words: “Your prayer has been heard. Be it done to you as you have asked. Be comforted, be of strong heart.” More »