Faith in a time of fear

So many things and so much of life is acutely dangerous, tragedies like the war in Ukraine and the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. And yet, Chris Sparks notes, the whole of Scripture can be read as one, long ringing summons to move by faith beyond fear.

‘A priest after My own Heart’: Blessed Michael Sopoćko

We often think of St. Faustina’s spiritual director, Bl. Fr. Michael Sopoćko (feast day: Feb. 15), as merely the primary witness of her sanctity, and perhaps as the agent that God used to arrange the painting of the Image of the Divine Mercy. But he was so much more than that!

A Spiritual Emergency: The Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Injured and Dying

The earthquake in Turkey and Syria instantly killed thousands of people and severely injured even more – with no warning. If we cannot be on the scene physically to assist the injured, our spiritual presence by prayer and heeding the promises of Jesus by praying The Divine Mercy Chaplet is powerful.

Pray to end human trafficking

Feb. 8 has dual significance: The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, and the feast of a saint who was kidnapped and enslaved: St. Josephine Bakhita.

"I want a beautiful soul"

On Feb. 4, Catholics around the world unite to remember the "other" St. Joan of France, St. Joan de Valois, patroness of the Marian Congregation. Born into a world that despised her and reviled her appearance, this soul became a light in the world that longed for true beauty. 

“To Present Him to the Lord”

Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, is also the World Day of Consecrated Life. The life of consecrated religious, like this feast, is marked by mingled pain and joy.

Asked and answered: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron of the Marian Congregation and whose feast we celebrate on Jan. 28, is a friend to the doubter, to the skeptic, and to the person who is confronted with the great mysteries of life.

Living like a lamb of God

Saint Agnes, whose feast day we celebrate on Jan. 21, was just 13 years old when she was martyred. Yet her brief life, heroic virtue, and death captured the imagination of her contemporaries and the Church in Rome.

The Epiphany of Our Lord, Jan. 8

On Sunday, Jan. 8, we celebrate the Epiphany of Our Lord. Come, let us adore the newborn King as the Magi did.