Let’s turn our attention to the saints who accompany us through this week as Fr. Larry Richards offers us a selection of Scripture and a brief reflection for each morning and evening in his desk calendar No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed. More »
“We have some wonderful memories,” I said as Brother Art lay on his deathbed. “Yes, some wonderful memories,” he replied, almost as if singing.
Stories abound about the extraordinary events coloring the life of St. Anthony of Padua, the “wonder-worker.” Fish are said to have listened to him preach, their heads attentively raised out of the river, when the hard of heart refused to heed his words. More »
Sometimes, the voice of a saint echoes clearly to us down through the centuries. As a young adult, I found myself struggling, in the ordinary way of young people, with feeling alienated from God. More »
Imagine what it must have been like when Jesus ascended into heaven two thousand years ago. More »
On May 11, 1873, the steamer Kilauea deposited thirty-three-year-old Father Joseph Damien de Veuster on the landing at Molokai. Bishop Maigret told the disease-ridden crowd gathered there that he had brought them “one who will be a father to you, and who loves you so much that . . . he does not hesitate to become one of you; to live and die with you.” More »
Lapa Benincasa’s shrieks bounced off the walls of her kitchen and into the narrow streets of Siena. Her daughter Catherine, the twenty-fourth of her twenty-five children, had just shaved her head. More »
Mary was gracious because she was open to God’s grace. She never let anything keep her from receiving his grace. Do you know that you can be full of grace as well? More »