Reflection

Have you ever had a hero? Someone you looked up to and wanted to be like?Often someone so high in your esteem that you never dream of even getting close …

When I was little, the idea of going to outer space creeped me out. In fact, it scared me to death. It wasn’t the fact that almost all the stories …

I think that the human person is like a sunrise. When we watch a sunrise unfold, we do not see everything, rather, just a little part of the world. A golden …

I guess this is a common spiritual experience for many of us: we already know that only one thing, One Person, matters, but then we have to actually live it… …

A few weeks ago, we had a special Mass to celebrate the closing of the 75th anniversary of the Congregation. The General Director presided the Mass, the choir prepared special songs, …

by Ryan Carlin, LC   Ed Sheeran’s song “A Team” tells the story of a young lady who has gotten caught in a drug addiction which has subsequently driven her …

  “Therefore, a sabbath rest still remains for the people of God. And whoever enters into God’s rest, rests from his own works as God did from his. Therefore, let …

One of the most common phrases I hear is “today’s culture is falling apart.” With economic crises, countries with problematic governments, hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their countries in the …

This image above is a few of the ideas that I came up with for what the Sacred Heart means to me. The following is the explanation that I would …

There is a beautiful tradition in Italy in which a priest visits every household in his parish. They call it la benedizione (Italian for blessing). They pray a little prayer …

The Easter Vigil is one of the highlights of the Christian year. Reaching the end of Lent, we begin the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection with the year’s richest liturgy. One of the …

“Thus I will rend with my teeth and nails the eternal pain that stings my heart.” With these stirring words, Gaetano Cellini engraves his powerful sculpture Humanity Against Evil. Here …

We all have a sense that love is meant to be beautiful, splendid, amazing, but how often our expectations are let down. The fact is that love is frequently a …

by Br Joseph Ory I met a man who killed his girlfriend. I do not know his name, but I do know that the confirmation name that he chose was …

Br. Lucio Boccacci What does the adolescent Jesus tells us about adolescence? Did you ever notice that there is only one passage about Jesus as an adolescent in the entire …

Br Daniel Rolczynski, LC It has now been a number of years since I last spent Christmas at home.  It is such a special time for everyone.  Going to bed …

Can a 12th century monk teach something to us, free men in a hyper-connected world? If the reader is tempted to give a negative answer, I may ask him to …

God is our loving Father who protects and guides us. He is the model for all fathers. When we go through the storms of life it is hard for a …

If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart Absent thee from felicity awhile, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.     …

I’ve always been afraid of deep water. As a child, when it came to sports, I always chose to run or to kick a ball over swimming. But now I …

The commandment that Christ leaves us today in the Gospel is to love one another as He has loved us. He loves us! Of this we can never doubt. This …

You know not the day nor the hour—that’s what I’ve heard you warn us.  In your parables, Lord, the bridegroom always arrives when everyone’s asleep.  And the master decides to …

I feel a sharp prick in my hand and I awake at once.  As my eyes go in and out of focus I see what seems to be the top …

The other day I encountered a question which couldn’t be ignored. I usually don’t answer in Quora but this time something inside me made me write an answer. Here’s the …

St Peter’s Basilica is a treasure trove of amazing things, but an interesting artifact tops many of the lists of must-sees: a 6 six foot wide circular slab of marble, …

It is 5:37 pm, and I have very few minutes left if I want to be on time. This is my daily meeting and I don’t want to miss it. …

Hi world. So, my name is Alex. I’ve was in prison for 24 years. I can’t say the name of the place because it’s top secret information but I was …

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