Alleluia! Fr. Jason Lewis, MIC, is ordained!

On Saturday, August 12, Fr. Jason Lewis MIC, was ordained to the priesthood for the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Transformed by the Cross: Edith Stein

Through her faith in the Cross, Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, feast day Aug. 9) allowed God to transform her suffering and death into a message of love and redemption for the world.

'Flooded with joy'

Since 2018, the non-profit Water 4 Mercy has been providing clean water, sustainable agriculture, and native educational initiatives throughout a network of villages in drought-stricken Dodoma, Tanzania.

God's beautiful homeland

"The whole of the Holy Land is an icon of the soul in relationship to God," Chris Sparks observes. "One can discern in the gardens and the deserts of the Holy Land all stages of salvation history."

The "Marian Doctor": St. Alphonsus Liguori

He is considered the “Marian Doctor of the Church” and was declared the “Patron of all confessors and moral theologians” by Ven. Pope Pius XII. He is St. Alphonsus Liguori, whose feast we celebrate on July 30.

'A Great Genius': St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Church

No hardships restrained St. Lawrence of Brindisi (feast day: July 21) from tirelessly pursuing the spread of the Gospel of Christ and “calling the greatest number of people to eternal salvation," according to Pope St. John XXIII, who declared St. Lawrence a Doctor of the Catholic Church.

Watching, Waiting, Praying in Gethsemene

What do you do when God doesn’t tell you to do anything in particular, save to watch, wait, and pray? Chris Sparks searched for the answer in he Garden of Gethsemene during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.