The gentleness, wisdom, and simplicity of the holy monks opened Paula Huston to the beauty of the Catholic Church and led her into the life she embraces as a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate.
This simple rule has transformed, not only our home but our fundamental attitude toward material things and the way we view the world around us. It's teaching us prudence and to foster a holy detachment that encourages us to examine what we have and why we have it. In the process, we've embarked on a journey toward greater discipleship, stronger trust in Divine Providence, and deeper faith.
In the past several weeks, there have been 50 recorded incidents of churches, parishes, and religious statues being destroyed in the United States and Canada. That list continues to grow. This is a cause for great concern, but not for hopelessness. Buildings, parishes and statues are structures that can be defaced and destroyed, but our faith cannot – as long as we cling to Christ and his Mother.
Confusion and uncertainty can lead to hopelessness and even depression. Here are five things to do when you don't know what to do.
A thirteenth-century Eucharistic miracle and a visionary nun have given us the feast of Corpus Christi and four cherished hymns written by St. Thomas Aquinas.