Everybody seems to have their own favorite saint; whole professions and vocations have their patron saints, and even some countries have a patron saint that stands out in their history. In the Southwest, we have Junípero Serra, OFM, who founded a total of 10 missions from Baja California to San Francisco.
"(The project) started out as a writing exercise because I teach creative writing. It turned out to be personal writing and ministry. I call it 'Heart and Soul Writing,'" she said.
It's available from En Route Books and Media, a small Catholic publishing company based in St. Louis that donates 10 percent of proceeds to pro-life causes, and other outlets including as an e-book.
Their delightful story is of value to all married couples and those who minister to them, and to anyone considering marriage as well.
One thing that we Catholics can always count on is paradox. Our faith is not simple and no Catholic should ever say so because of the great complexities.
Mark Hart's latest book offers 10 steps for establishing a habit of reading Scripture, guides readers through God’s story and offers some “dos” and “don’ts” for the Biblical journey.
Grace is a good thing to talk about, a good thing to meditate on and in this Easter season, it’s good to know, despite our brokenness and sinfulness, that God gives it freely to us.
The conflict between science and religion, which we all hear about, is much like today’s politics — there’s nothing to it. If it were true that an irreconcilable conflict exists, we wouldn’t have Catholic priests like Copernicus (Sun at the center of the Solar System) and LeMaître (the Big Bang) discovering how the entire universe works.
An atheist begins to question things as events of life unfold. Finally, she visits old friends and finds them all profoundly different than they had been, not realizing that the difference is within.
It’s about German migrants braving the new world and the unknown, building families, communities, and Church, and leaving a legacy to inspire us all.