It’s hard to find a more substantial definition of missionary zeal than a 72-year-old French nun serving in a mid-18th-century Potawatomi mission. And that’s exactly what the godly missionary, St. […]
St. Margaret of Scotland (1045-93), the granddaughter of an English king, was born in Hungary due to her father’s exile there as a child. Her early years were spent in […]
One of the words my 19-month-old son has latched onto at Mass within recent weeks is “body.” He first hears it at the consecration, then repeats it rapidly during much of the remainder of the Eucharistic prayer. This past week, though, as we walked to the car after Mass, he was saying it on repeat, intermingled with the name of Jesus.
It seems to me, by God’s grace, my toddler has latched onto what might be the two most important words that eventually will help him begin to understand the Eucharistic mystery. Let me explain.
How’s your saintly knowledge? From our colleagues at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly comes a fun quiz that will test your knowledge of the saints. From saintly husbands and wives, to young saints, to pope saints, sharpen up your pencils, shiny up your halo and have fun!
Aside from the Twelve, few others receive the designation of apostle in the New Testament. Chief among them is the apostle Paul. Among the others is his one-time collaborator Barnabas, whose memorial is celebrated by the Church on June 11. Legend recalls Barnabas as one of the 70 disciples of Christ in the Gospel, but few details about him were recorded in the New Testament. Find out more in today’s post.